Maui Humane Society is expanding operating hours and opening its doors to the public for adoptions after being appointment-only since the pandemic began.
No appointments are needed and adoption fees for the upcoming event are waived, courtesy of the Dave and Cheryl Duffield Foundation. The list of animals up for adoption includes: dogs, cats, kittens, ducks, bunnies and guinea pigs.
On-call veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Fitzpatrick rushed to the shelter to assess the situation and provide the dog with pain medications, antibiotics and wound treatment. Her jaw was supported as x-rays were ordered.
“We adopted out two dogs, five kittens and a guinea pig today, a great start. Still, LOTS of animals need a home,” said Director of Development & Marketing Jenny Miller after the event’s first day.
“Kennels are full, with multiple dogs sharing a space intended for a single dog. With the heat of the summer and less opportunity for the dogs to be walked due to COVID-related volunteer restrictions, Maui Humane Society is expressing an urgent need for these animals to be adopted.”
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