There’s another animal overpopulation issue on Maui. Maui Humane Society says it’s actually a guinea pig and rabbit problem, and right now, has over 50 of the small animals. It has capacity for only 20.
Hawaii News Now: Looking for a furry friend? Homes for scores of cats, guinea pigs and rabbits needed
Maui Humane Society is struggling to find pet parents. They are desperately trying to find homes for not only their dogs, but their cats, bunny rabbits, even guinea pigs. “If you don’t have an outdoor space, cats are great to have. Same with our guinea pigs and our rabbits,” said Maui Humane Society Marketing and Communications Director Katie Shannon.
With more than 500 animals in their care, the Maui Humane Society is seeking individuals and families who would like to adopt a new pet. While the shelter is waiving all adoption fees for Empty The Shelters July 11 -31st; it will accept donations. The waiver excludes county fees and licensing for dogs. Adoptable pets include: dogs, cats, kittens, guinea pigs, and rabbits.
A substantial surrender increase in the number of guinea pigs and rabbits has been received over the past four weeks by the Maui Humane Society. The nonprofit organization reports it’s “unlike anything they have seen before.”
Maui Humane Society Surpasses Rabbit & Guinea Pig Capacity; Offers Free Rabbit Vaccine Clinic July 23rd
Maui Humane Society has received substantial surrender increases in guinea pigs and rabbits, unlike anything they have seen before. The shelter has surpassed capacity and temporary habitats have been built to accommodate the unforeseen increase. Maui Humane Society is offering a free vaccination clinic to the public for rabbits on July 23rd from 9am-3pm at Maui Humane Society.
Maui Humane Society is holding a FREE rabbit vaccination clinic at the shelter on July 23rd to help prevent any rabbits acquiring the fatal RHDV2 disease. The rabbit vaccination clinic is available for any rabbit owners on-island. Need a transfer carrier? Reserve your free carrier for pick up on July 15 or 16th.To reserve the carrier and book your appointment for the free clinic visit: https://www.mauihumanesociety.org/somebunnytolove