The Maui Humane Society was recently awarded a $450,000 grant from the Petco Foundation. “We’re very grateful for the generous lifesaving grant from Petco Foundation,” said Jerleen Bryant, CEO of MHS. “This grant will allow us to continue our work to help the homeless animals on Maui.” In other news, Maui Humane Society’s 2019 Pet Calendar Photo Contest is underway. You can … [Read more...] about Maui Humane Society Awarded Grant, Seeks Calendar Models
Fourteen people will sleep overnight in a kennel with a shelter dog during the first annual Spring Fling Slumber Party fundraising event at the Maui Humane Society. The overnight fundraising event, which will be held from 6pm on March 16 to 6am, March 17, is not open to the public but will be streamed live on the MHS Facebook page from 6-10pm that night. The participating … [Read more...] about Doggie slumber party raises funds and awareness
Councilmember Yuki Lei Sugimura ignited a social media firestorm last week when she introduced a bill to amend the County Code section relating to animal control. The proposed bill, which did not pass the Housing, Human Concerns, and Transportation Committee, aimed to define “livestock” as animals raised in an agricultural setting for the production of commodities, then exempt … [Read more...] about Does Yuki Lei Sugimura Hate Animals? – A poorly written bill ignites social media and causes ‘a whole lot of drama’
More than nine of every 10 dogs who entered Maui Humane Society in 2017 found forever homes–which pencils out to an amazing 92 percent live release rate for the fiscal year. That means nearly all of the dogs entering the shelter were either adopted, transferred to rescue partners for adoption or returned to their owners. Additionally, all healthy dogs at the shelter were saved … [Read more...] about Maui Humane Society makes huge improvement in its live release rate for dogs
My first visit to the Maui Humane Society (MHS) happened around 2003. I remember that I was a bit shocked, and my overall impression was that I expected more. The staff was friendly and obviously passionate about animals, but it seemed more like a dog pound than a “humane society.” The facilities appeared to need significant upgrades from the parking lot to the reception area; … [Read more...] about Maui Humane Society has improved dramatically in recent years. Here’s how.