Tommy Boy

October 19, 2022

Tommy Boy’s Story of Survival after being Attacked with a Machete

Tommy Boy was attacked with a machete in a parking lot in Paia in August. His bone-deep lacerations were across his forehead, across his back, and the tip of his tail. If Tommy Boy didn’t receive the immediate help from first-responders, our Humane Enforcement Officers and our on-call emergency Veterinarians, Tommy Boy would have knocked on death’s door. Thanks to our dedicated staff and volunteers to help him heal over the past 2 months, Tommy Boy has made a full recovery. Learn more about Tommy Boy’s cruelty case, recovery and his heartwarming happy ending ❤️

Tommy Boy is reunited with his long lost family on O’ahu, after 3 years apart!

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - It was an emotional reunion for a dog slashed with a machete on Maui.

Read full article and watch the news story at Hawaii News Now: After a horrific ordeal, ‘Tommy Boy’ the poi dog is reunited with his ‘ohana


Tommy Boy’s Heartwarming Happy Ending…
A Hui Hou Tommy Boy!

Tommy Boy’s miraculous story of survival, rehab and willingness to love again began here…

Additional News Stories: Tommy Boy’s story of survival had made public news earlier this month:

Hawaii News Now: After months of rehab, dog attacked with machete is ready to find his forever home!
Hawaii News Now
: Woman accused of attacking dog with machete will remain behind bars
The Maui News: No release for woman charged with attacking dog
The Maui News: Woman arrested for striking dog

Tommy Boy’s Recovery Journey

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Reporting Animal Abuse & Neglect
One phone call could save an animal from a life of suffering, or death. Be the voice of the voiceless: report neglect and cruelty immediately. If you witness abuse or neglect, or are concerned about an animal’s well-being, call the Maui Humane Society at (808) 877-3680 ext. 222.
For more information on Animal Cruelty and how to report it, please visit our Maui County Animal Laws page.

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