Maui Humane Society has seen a surge in surrendered and stray animals during the pandemic — and they are asking for residents to step up during the holiday season. Before the pandemic, Maui Humane Society would hold 40 dogs during a busy streak. There are currently 95 dogs under their care.
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The shelter is overcapacity due to the high surrender and stray intake rates that spiked because of the pandemic. There are currently more than 500 animals under the care of the Humane Society. That is 25% more compared to the same month last year.