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KHON2: Humane societies across the islands need help now

KHON2: Humane societies across the islands need help now

Puppies, kittens, and bunnies are all in need of a good home as humane societies across the island are filling up. Abandonment and surrendering of pets are a big reason why the humane societies are full, and this is due to people downsizing and moving houses. Katie Shannon from the Maui Humane Society said finding animal approved housing is “so so difficult and the housing that is allowed to have an animal at is so expensive that it’s really not obtainable for a large part of the population.”

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Honolulu Civil Beat: Good Luck Finding A Place To Rent If You Own A Pet — Especially On Maui

Honolulu Civil Beat: Good Luck Finding A Place To Rent If You Own A Pet — Especially On Maui

The No. 1 reason dogs and cats are surrendered to the Maui Humane Society is a lack of pet-friendly housing. “With so many off-island home buyers, not only are people getting kicked out of where they currently are renting, but now it is so unaffordable to actually own a home,” said Jenny Miller of the Maui Humane Society. “We’re in dire need of affordable housing that’s pet-friendly.”

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