The Maui Humane Society along with a team of animal groups have been escorted by the National Guard into the burn zone since last week.
Prior to gaining access to the Lahaina burn zone, MHS conducted daily searches around its perimeter. Once it was granted permission to enter on Aug. 26, escorted by the National Guard, it did so in a coordinated effort with the Greater Good Charities trapping team and the Hawai‘i Animal Kuleana Alliance. Along with dogs and cats, rescuers have also been finding pigs, goats, chickens, parrots and tortoises, a HAKA representative tells us.
The Maui Humane Society is caring for more than 20 burned animals that survived the Lahaina wildfire. The animals need constant care, including daily bandage changes, pain medication and antibiotics.
Open Letter to Maui Community September 5, 2023 Four weeks ago today, Maui was forever changed. Fires swept through upcountry Maui and devastated Lahaina town, burning homes and businesses. People and animals who were unable to escape the fast- moving flames lost...
The Maui Humane Society, along with animal rescue groups, including Greater Good Charities, have been granted access to the Lahaina burn zone to search for animals that survived the fire.
Two weeks ago, our National Field Response team mobilized to Hawaii after receiving an urgent request from the Maui Humane Society following the catastrophic wildfires that have devastated Lahaina. While on the ground, our team has assisted with animal search and rescue, brought found animals to receive critical care, provided food, shelter and water for animals whose owners have been hospitalized—including dogs, cats, horses, sheep, pigs, chickens and tortoises—and distributed critical supplies to pet owners in the community.
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Animal rescue workers have not been allowed into the burned area in Maui for two weeks to search for pets who may have survived wildfires this month — and now they say time is probably running out to rescue the animals alive.
As of 3:30 pm on Saturday, August 26th, Maui County Officials have permitted Maui Humane Society to access the Lahaina burn zone in a coordinated search and rescue effort to find live animals.
“He was burned on his paws, legs, back and body,” the Maui Humane Society continued. “Roman was microchipped, we called his owners and they immediately came to the shelter to take their baby boy home.”