Pet supplies available for those affected by fires
Aug 31, 2023
Aug 23, 2023
Volunteers at Maui Humane Society help organize pet food and supplies to be distributed across Maui. Photo courtesy Maui Humane Society
The Maui News
Maui Humane Society is providing pet supplies to those directly and indirectly affected by the wildfires as it continues lifesaving and reunification efforts for affected animals, the shelter said on Tuesday.
Seven cats from within the burn zone were rescued by FEMA task force members on Monday and transferred to Maui Humane Society by humane enforcement officers, according to a news release.
The Puunene shelter has taken in 187 animals from Lahaina.
The humane society has also been able to reunite 30 percent of the live animals with their families and is working through more than 1,300 filed lost reports, which have been submitted online or through the nonprofit’s new hotline.
Veterinary staff have helped more than 375 animals in Lahaina, including at relief hubs and gathering sites like the Lahaina Gateway, Napili Plaza and Honokowai Park.
The humane society said it has also delivered thousands of gallons of safe drinking water and hay bales over the past week to animals and livestock in both Lahaina and Kula.
Roughly 130 pets in Maui Humane Society’s care prior to the fires have been transferred off-island into guaranteed adoption homes to make additional space for animals needing shelter.
The humane society is offering free health certificates, vaccines and airline-approved kennels to any residents looking to leave the island. It has also distributed 17,000 pounds of pet food and supplies to emergency shelters, checkpoints, parks, churches, hotels and individuals in need.
Supplies are also available for those directly or indirectly affected by the fires and can be picked up between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. seven days a week at the shelter at 1350 Mehameha Loop in Puunene.
Those with lost pets can file a lost report on the Maui Humane Society website or call the hotline at (808) 877-3680, ext. 9, to have someone file it for them. Anyone who finds an animal, even if they do not have containment or access to it, should file a found report at www.mauihumanesociety.org/.
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