Neighbor island animal shelters say they’re extremely over capacity — and more animals are arriving daily. For now, they’re avoiding euthanasia, but that may change due to the lack of space. The shelter said more animals are being surrendered daily. The most common concerns: No pet-friendly housing or financial struggles.
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(KITV4 Island News): The Maui Humane Society is facing an overcrowding crisis, and for the first time in years, may have to resort to euthanasia of some at-risk dogs.
The Maui Humane Society is urgently requesting the community’s help to provide temporary homes for dogs as on Tuesday it had 120 dogs in their care and the kennel has a capacity of only 40, a news release said.
Spectrum News (HI): Animal shelters on Oahu, Kauai, Maui and Hawaii Island all said they are at max capacity and are asking people to foster or adopt dogs.
Maui Humane Society is urgently seeking the community’s help in providing temporary homes for dogs. The shelter currently has 105 dogs in their care, with kennel capacity for 40 dogs.
Hawaii News Now: Looking for a furry friend? Homes for scores of cats, guinea pigs and rabbits needed
Maui Humane Society is struggling to find pet parents. They are desperately trying to find homes for not only their dogs, but their cats, bunny rabbits, even guinea pigs. “If you don’t have an outdoor space, cats are great to have. Same with our guinea pigs and our rabbits,” said Maui Humane Society Marketing and Communications Director Katie Shannon.
The Maui Humane Society has been in SOS Foster mode for the past four weeks, allowing anyone to foster an animal without previous experience. While the community has helped get animals out of the shelter and into temporary homes, MHS is still at critical capacity levels.
Hawaii Public Radio: Maui Humane Society’s kennels have been over capacity for more than a year.
The shelter is overcapacity due to the high surrender and stray intake rates that spiked because of the pandemic.
Workers say there’s an especially large surge of dogs.
Maui Humane Society has issued an urgent request to the community for help in providing homes and relief for dogs from its shelter, which is currently over capacity. The Maui Humane Society has kennel capacity for 40 dogs, but the shelter is currently caring for 67, not including the 32 currently in foster homes.