The Maui News: This year’s Puppy Bowl will feature a local puppy named Elua, whose name means “two” in the Hawaiian language. The name reflects his status as the second puppy from Hawaii to participate in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl, as well as his survival story, which involved two blood transfusions performed by Maui Humane Society veterinarians and veterinary staff.
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Rescue dogs are overcrowding the Humane Societies of Maui and O’ahu. Whether it is because of apartments that are not pet-friendly or because a family is moving and unable to bring a part of their family with them, the shelters are in crisis. But, one rescue puppy has an amazing and inspiring story. Elua, a rescue puppy from Maui, has been selected to represent Hawai’i in Puppy Bowl XIX.