To our community of animal lovers,
We understand that the demand for communication is high and appreciate our community’s patience as disaster response is inherently fluid, with changing conditions and priorities occurring often simultaneously.
Though we are separate organizations, Maui Humane Society is a fierce and dedicated partner in championing and advocating for Hawaiʻi’s animals. We are in close contact with Maui Humane, who is taking the lead on animal welfare response and recovery on the Valley Isle. We are committed to supporting Maui Humane’s amazing team during this crisis and assisting in ways that are responsive to the needs they have identified, including sharing their calls for aid and updates with our community here on Oʻahu. Our team is also actively engaged on statewide emergency response calls with Maui Humane, as well as state and federal agencies, several times a day.
In addition to sending an air freight shipment of kennels to Maui Humane at their request last week, we have sent 113 airline-rated kennels to Maui Humane – coordinated by our friends at Island Pet Movers – to support the transportation of animals to shelters on the continental U.S. This will make space available at Maui Humane for incoming lost and injured pets during Maui’s recovery efforts. There are no current plans at this time to transfer animals to Oʻahu, but if we are asked to help rehome pets from Maui here on Oʻahu, we will absolutely let our community know.
At this time, Hawaiian Humane will not be collecting pet supply donations or soliciting funds on Maui Humane’s behalf. We urge you to donate directly to Maui Humane and be mindful not to support fraudulent accounts or organizations purporting to support them. Those looking to donate to Maui Humane should do so directly on their website at MauiHumaneSociety.org/donate-olx, or their official Facebook/Instagram Fundraiser. Maui Humane is also accepting donations via their Venmo.
We will continue to share their updates, but for the latest in terms of needs, stories and updates, please follow @mauihumanesociety on Instagram.
This is not going to be a passing challenge. Maui is going to need our help for a long time and their needs are going to change as they move from response to recovery. Here at Hawaiian Humane, we remain dedicated to supporting our friends at the Maui Humane Society as they serve the needs of their community.
Thank you for everyone’s continued kōkua during this time.
Mahalo nui loa,
Anna Neubauer, MPA, CNP, CAWA
President and CEO
Hawaiian Humane Society