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.
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.
Maui Humane Society has put out an urgent request to the public to help find temporary or permanent homes for its dogs as it’s currently over capacity. Officials said 30 “SOS Fosters” are needed immediately to help free up space.
Maui Humane Society is urgently requesting the community’s help to provide temporary homes for dogs. Maui Humane Society currently has 120 dogs in their care and has kennel capacity for 40 dogs. Dogs are being paired in kennels to make additional space. 30 SOS Fosters are needed immediately to help decrease the dog population at the shelter.
Trance and Mackie the hosts from DaJam 98.3, the most talked about radio show in Maui’s radio history, talked story LIVE with Director of Marketing and Communications, Katie Shannon, about all things Maui Humane Society. We all learned that Trance became a colony caretaker by accident and to LEAVE THE KITTEN WHERE IT’S SITTIN’!
Ed Kanoi, the host from 99.9 KISS FM’s, had a great LIVE conversation about all things Maui Humane Society with the Director of Marketing and Communication, Katie Shannon. Listen to their radio interview as they discuss the ever-going animal population, Paws-to-Adopt, the need for adoptions and fosters, staying open late on St. Patrick’s Day (open until 7pm!), as well as the Spring Break Pawty at the Andaz on March 25! Not to mention, Maui’s new dog licenses!
HONOLULU (KHON2) — Maui Humane Society has released instructions on how residents can help curb the cat overpopulation. According to the Maui Humane Society, “Trap, Neuter, Return is the humane and successful approach to addressing community cat populations. It saves cats’ lives and is effective in slowly diminishing population numbers, by preventing the vacuum effect.”
“It is going to be raining cats and dogs here on Maui and unfortunately the shelter really is affected by rain and wind,” said Katie Shannon, Maui Humane Society marketing director. “And so we have put boards up on our kennels already to prepare, to ensure the dogs are going to be dry,” Shannon 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 Times: The Maui Humane Society’s kennel capacity for dogs is 40. At present, they have 150 canines in their care. “In these moments of high population, Maui Humane Society signals ‘SOS Foster’ which asks anyone in the community to foster an animal.