“It was an emotional reunion for Rudy and his Ohana. He purred and purred as he was finally in his parents arms again. We are so grateful to be able to give this family a piece of the heart back. Mahalo to the woman that found Rudy for making sure he was fed, for not giving up on him and for bringing him in for care. Mahalo to all of our vet staff and veterinary volunteers from across the state for helping us provide the best care for Maui’s animals,”
search and rescue
Heroic rescuers who dedicate their lives to saving “Fire Cats” after wildfires decimated Paradise in California, have traveled to Maui. Their unique skills and experience are helping save the day on the island. “Here is a rare sighting of two different species of cat rescuers together: Shannon Jay and Joy Smith of FieldHaven Feline Center. They landed in Maui this morning and went right to work.”
The Maui Humane Society along with a team of animal groups have been escorted by the National Guard into the burn zone since last week.
The Maui Humane Society is caring for more than 20 burned animals that survived the Lahaina wildfire.
Prior to gaining access to the Lahaina burn zone, MHS conducted daily searches around its perimeter. Once it was granted permission to enter on Aug. 26, escorted by the National Guard, it did so in a coordinated effort with the Greater Good Charities trapping team and the Hawai‘i Animal Kuleana Alliance. Along with dogs and cats, rescuers have also been finding pigs, goats, chickens, parrots and tortoises, a HAKA representative tells us.
Open Letter to Maui Community September 5, 2023 Four weeks ago today, Maui was forever changed. Fires swept through upcountry Maui and devastated Lahaina town, burning homes and businesses. People and animals who were unable to escape the fast- moving flames lost...
The Maui Humane Society, along with animal rescue groups, including Greater Good Charities, have been granted access to the Lahaina burn zone to search for animals that survived the fire.
Animal rescue workers have not been allowed into the burned area in Maui for two weeks to search for pets who may have survived wildfires this month — and now they say time is probably running out to rescue the animals alive.