HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Maui Humane Society is faced with the devastating decision of possibly euthanizing some animals as they deal with extreme overcrowding. According to the Maui Humane Society, they have over 130 dogs in care and only 40 kennels so for the first time in years the shelter is forced to create a list of at-risk animals for euthanasia.
Maui Humane Society Faces Heartbreaking Euthanasia Decisions Amongst Extreme Overcrowding At-Risk Euthanasia List Created first time in years (Maui, HI - May 23, 2023) - Maui Humane Society, the sole open-admission animal shelter in the county, is urgently pleading...
(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 felt the flood on Saturday as well. Officials said all the animals are safe, but the rain does cause concern for stress. “Boards are put up on all of the kennels, protecting the dogs from the rain; but with every kennel currently being full as we have over 100 dogs in our care, it’s not an enjoyable environment for them,” said MHS marketing director Katie Shannon.
Maui Humane Society is urgently requesting the community’s help to provide homes and relief for dogs as its shelter population has surged. High surrender and stay intake rates have led to kennels being over capacity, the shelter said in a news release Thursday.
HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Maui Humane Society is asking people to stop bringing in strays and surrenders as they experience overcapacity. The shelter is currently caring for 67 dogs (not including the 32 animals in foster homes) when their kennels can only hold 40 dogs. “We are full and overcapacity. We need the community to understand that the shelter should be the last option for the animal,” said Katie Shannon, Director of Marketing at MHS, in a statement.
Fostering is not a lifetime commitment, but it is a commitment to saving a life. With over 100 dogs in our care, dog fosters are KEY to saving a life! Meet our Dog Foster Team at Maui Humane Society on September 24th from 11am-2pm and start your fostering journey today! You’ll go home with all the supplies you need and find a foster dog that’s the doggone right match!