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!
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Two Hawaii animal shelters are asking for the public’s help as they grapple with overpopulation issues. The Maui Humane Society also says it currently has 105 dogs in its care, but its capacity is 40. Dogs are being paired in kennels to deal with the space issue. The shelter is asking the public to provide temporary homes for dogs. Anyone can do so through its “SOS Foster, “Paws-to-Adopt” (10-day adoption trial), and “Dog on Demand” programs.
Maui Humane Society is urgently requesting the community’s help to provide homes and relief for dogs. Due to high surrender and stray intake rates, the shelter population has experienced a massive surge, resulting in kennels being over capacity. Maui Humane Society has kennel capacity for 40 dogs; the shelter is currently caring for 67, not including the 32 currently in foster homes.
May is National Pet Month and the Maui Humane Society is partnering with BISSELL Pet foundation to “Empty the Shelters” by hosting their largest national adoption event. “Every day we are faced with a high population of animals, but the adoption needs of the shelter rotate on a day to-day basis,” stated Katie Shannon, Director of Marketing & Communications. “Across the country, adult dogs and cats (6 months plus) linger in shelters, including our own. As we dive further into spring, an increase of kittens, guinea pigs and bunnies are approaching. Whether you’re looking for a companion to be active or relax with you, Paws to Adopt will give you the opportunity to find your perfect match!” Maui Humane has also brought back what would be their second annual “Wags to Riches” event on May 28. Their “Wags to Riches” event gives shelter pets a chance to go from the doghouse to the penthouse.