Overcrowding at Maui Humane Society has staff putting out a desperate plea to the public. KITV4 speaks with Jenny Miller, interim CEO, “This is unprecedented, the increase of intake year over year is crazy, the number of strays coming in is really high, there’s no rhyme or reason with the summer months, and our last option is to reach out to the public with a real plea and ask if anyone can help us.”
Hawaii News Now: Maui Humane Society fears euthanasia may be only option for dogs at overcrowded facility
Brutus is 4 years old, he loves back scratches and toys that are squeaky. But he’s at-risk for being euthanized. “We have never come out to the community before to talk about euthanasia the way that we are now, and what we’re trying to do is increase our transparency to really showcase, we need help,” said Director of Marketing, Katie Shannon.
Maui Humane Society issues urgent plea to address extreme overcrowding of kennels
(Maui Now): Maui Humane Society, the sole open-admission animal shelter in the county, is urgently pleading for action to address extreme overcrowding.
Humane Society issues plea to ease overcrowding
(The Maui News): For the first time in years, the Maui Humane Society said on Tuesday that it has a list of at-risk animals for euthanasia due to extreme overcrowding at the Puunene shelter.
Overcrowded Maui Humane Society pleads for help
(Honolulu Star Advertiser): The Maui Humane Society today issued a plea for help due to extreme overcrowding at its shelter, saying that it has had to consider euthanasia for the first time in years.
Maui Humane Society faces euthanasia decisions during overcrowding crisis
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
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...
Maui Humane Society facing severe overcrowding, urgently seeking fosters and adoptions
(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.
We are in Population Crisis
We are reaching out to you with urgency and a heavy heart to address the crisis of animal overpopulation. With over 130 dogs in care and only 40 kennels, for the first time in years, Maui Humane Society has had to consider at-risk animals for euthanasia as a last resort due to limited space and capacity of care.
Hawaii News Now: Maui Humane Society has capacity for 40 dogs. They’re caring for 120
Help is desperately needed at Maui’s only animal shelter. Officials at the Maui Humane Society say it is overcapacity — more than ever before. They even have signs up at the entrance saying, “WE ARE FULL.” “We are asking the community to come and foster animals as soon as they can. What we need is animals to get out of the kennels. We don’t have any open kennels right now, which means any animal coming in, we don’t have space for,” said Katie Shannon, Maui Humane Society director of marketing.