Lanai Cat Sanctuary and Maui Humane Society partner to house Lahaina cats
The five-year-old male feline survived Maui’s devastating Lahaina fires in August and lived in his neighborhood, which was considered a fire zone, for about a month before being picked up by Maui Humane Society rescuers.
“Diana had nowhere to take him back to, so she signed him over to Maui Humane Society, providing the path for him to move forward for adoption,” Smith said. “Then, I officially adopted him, giving me the ability to bring him to FieldHaven, where we will find him just the right home with a family who will cherish him as much as his Maui one did.”
Tepatasi cried when the rescuers called her with the news. Then, there was a tearful reunion when her beloved kitty was in her arms at last. Their story is helping heal hearts for so many others who have endured so much anguish after the Lahaina fires.
Rudy has been rescued! Maui Humane Society continues with save and reunite Lahaina pets and their owners
The Maui Humane Society continues to rescue dozens of animals from Lahaina every week, and reunites them with their owners. “Not being able to find him, and then not being able to go back to the house and continue looking for him that was heart wrenching. And the day I got the call, I was having a horrible day and it was just the greatest thing ever,” said Eline.
“Yeah she was inconsolable. It was the first day since the fire that I was really concerned about her because she just could not stop crying. And she was out with some friends trying to get her mind off things and I got that call ,it was absolutely amazing,” continued Kurt.
Maui Humane Society is currently working with internationally recognized experts in shelter medicine, infectious disease, and community cats in an effort to accelerate the rate at which cats are able to be rescued from the Lahaina burn zone.
Cat trappers discovered kittens hiding in the rubble from a deadly wildfire in Hawaii, a nonprofit said. Now the baby animals have been reunited with their mom,
Three kittens lost during the wildfires have been found safe in the burn zone nearly a month and a half later, the Maui Humane Society announced on Wednesday.
“Everything’s gone, but your pets are your ‘ohana. That’s all that’s important,” she said. “I think he stayed alive knowing how much I loved him and knowing that she will come back looking for me. Cause every morning I squeeze him and tell him that I love him.”
“What is happening here on Maui is unimaginable. I feel so thankful and blessed for the heroes that helped take care of our babies and got them back to us safely. We were off island during this tragedy and we cannot be more grateful for how this community has and continues to step up. Miracles do happen. Don’t lose hope. Lean on each other.”