Maui Humane Society has been awarded new funding to implement community-focused programs and services made possible by the generosity of the Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation, a private charitable foundation based in Incline Village, Nevada. The grant will be distributed over a three year term with the intent to increase life saving efforts and expand resources beyond the shelter to reach at-risk pets throughout the island. Funding highlights include the purchase of a specialized truck and trailer to provide veterinary community outreach, hiring an additional veterinarian and support team, an expanded Foster department, an educational Humane Enforcement Resource Officer, expanded Wings of Aloha program to support inter-island transfers and further development of pet owner resources to help keep animals in their homes.
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Maui Humane Society is teaming up with national nonprofit Petco Love and Skechers to focus on the fun in fostering pets, which is lifesaving and especially critical during the busy summer months. Fostering is free, and it can begin on the same day. Maui Humane Society is participating in the nationwide Foster Open House:
June 25, 11:30 a.m.: For those interested in fostering dogs, puppies or Wings of Aloha fosters. Wings of Aloha is a donation-funded program that takes shelter animals and flies them to the mainland United States for adoption.
June 26, 11:30 a.m.: For those interested in fostering cats, kittens or critters (bunnies and guinea pigs)
Maui Humane Society will also join shelters nationwide for the National Foster Pet Open House event by inviting the public to visit the shelter on Saturday, June 25 and 26 at 11:30 a.m. for an interactive foster meet-and-greet party for two-and four-legged friends. Those who attend will learn about the types of fostering available (long term, short term, emergency), meet available foster dogs, cats, kittens and critters, and can leave with a foster animal that day.
It’s been a whole year since Maui Humane Society made history by participating in what’s been called “the largest pet rescue flight on record,” Paws Across the Pacific.
Let’s all wish Johnny Cash (formerly Destin) a happy 6th birthday! This sweet boy was adopted in Oregon after being transferred to an adoption guaranteed shelter through our Wings of Aloha Transfer Program and now helps foster other dogs looking for their furever home (when he isn’t too busy napping).