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Hawaii News Now: After months of rehab, dog attacked with machete is ready to find his forever home!

Hawaii News Now: After months of rehab, dog attacked with machete is ready to find his forever home!

WAILUKU (HawaiiNewsNow) – A Maui judge has denied a woman’s request to be released from jail after she allegedly attacked a dog with a machete. The 7-year-old dog, named Tommy Boy, suffered severe injuries and is still in an animal hospital. He underwent more than five hours of emergency surgery back in August. Maui Humane Society said bone-deep gashes were left from the dogs face all the way to the tip of his tail, which was ultimately amputated.

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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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