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KHON2: Maui Humane Society hosting foster open house

KHON2: Maui Humane Society hosting foster open house

Maui Humane Society will also join shelters nationwide for the National Foster Pet Open House event by inviting the public to visit the shelter on Saturday, June 25 and 26 at 11:30 a.m. for an interactive foster meet-and-greet party for two-and four-legged friends. Those who attend will learn about the types of fostering available (long term, short term, emergency), meet available foster dogs, cats, kittens and critters, and can leave with a foster animal that day.

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KHON2: Free spay, neuter clinics on Maui

KHON2: Free spay, neuter clinics on Maui

In efforts to humanely control the growing pet population on Maui, there will be a program to provide free spay and neuter clinics in Hana. Maui Humane Society partnered with Greater Good Charities Good Fix to provide free clinics from June 9 through June 12.

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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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Maui Non Profit Notes with Susie Thieman

Maui Non Profit Notes with Susie Thieman

Katie Shannon, Director of Marketing & Communications sat with Susie Thieman, Maui Non Profit Directors radio show to discuss a variety of topics including Empty the Shelters, Fostering, Wags to Riches, Spay & Neuter appointments, what to do if you lose a pet or find a stray, and events happening in May

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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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The New York Post: Puppy Bowl 2022 lineup: Meet the adoptable dogs in the game

The New York Post: Puppy Bowl 2022 lineup: Meet the adoptable dogs in the game

America’s beloved Puppy Bowl is back for its 18th year, and its contestants are ready to rumble. This Hawaiian “star” was born at the Maui Humane Society last year after her mother, who was badly wounded, was brought to the shelter just days prior. When Hoku was born, the American Staffordshire terrier and Catahoula Leopard Dog mix was timid but sweet after she grew more comfortable, and she was eventually put into a foster home.

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Hartford Courant: Six Connecticut rescue dogs playing in Puppy Bowl; halftime show stars 32 kittens from East Hartford shelter

Hartford Courant: Six Connecticut rescue dogs playing in Puppy Bowl; halftime show stars 32 kittens from East Hartford shelter

Hoku means “star” in Hawaiian. One of a litter of seven, Hoku is the first dog from Hawaii to appear in the Puppy Bowl. She now lives in the Norwalk home of Patrick and Maureen Shannon. The couple’s daughter, who is the marketing manager for Maui Humane Society, fostered the dog from eight weeks until October and talked her parents into adopting Hoku. It wasn’t difficult to persuade them.

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The Maui News: Hawaii’s first-ever shelter-born pup to play in Puppy Bowl

The Maui News: Hawaii’s first-ever shelter-born pup to play in Puppy Bowl

A local rescue from the Maui Humane Society will be the first young pup ever from Hawaii to play in the Puppy Bowl, a fun animal sports competition as part of a “call-to-adoption” television event. “This helped her train for her big Puppy Bowl debut,” according to a news release. “Hoku was adopted by this same employee’s parents who live in Connecticut, so she has gone from island life to snow bunny life.”

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Discovery: Meet Hoku, Hawaii’s First Puppy Bowl Player

Discovery: Meet Hoku, Hawaii’s First Puppy Bowl Player

As a member of Team Ruff, Hoku is the first Hawaiian dog to compete in Puppy Bowl. This American Staffordshire terrier/Catahoula leopard dog mix comes from the Maui Humane Society whose mission is “to protect and save the lives of Maui’s animals, accepting all in need, educating the community, and inspiring respect and compassion towards all animals.”

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