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Maui Humane Society Temporarily Closes to the Public

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Effective today, Thursday, March 19, Maui Humane Society is temporarily closed to the public and is suspending low-priority functions until further notice.


Limited services will be offered to the public BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. This includes: Animal surrenders, adoptions and lost/found services. Appointments can be made by calling (808) 877-3680 ext. 3 between the hours of 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

For a complete list of all programs and services affected by this closure, visit the Maui Humane society website at

Maui Humane Society Enforcement officers will continue to provide 24 hour service to answer high priority and emergency calls. Those calls include injured or sick and stray animals, cruelty and neglect complaints, bite complaints, dangerous and aggressive dog complaints, and more. MHS is asking that the public to please suspend calling MHS to report low priority/non-emergency activity including non- aggressive stray animal pick-up, leash law and licensing complaints, barking and nuisance complaints.


MHS is also temporarily suspending all spay/neuter services for owned animals. If a customer has a previously scheduled appointment for their pet between March 23 and mid-April, that appointment is canceled and they will be waitlisted for a future appointment. Owners will be given priority when the spay/neuter clinic opens again. Please note that all spay/neuter surgeries scheduled now through
Friday, March 20 are still happening.

Additionally, all TNR (Trap/Neuter/Release) surgeries for community (feral) cats will not be affected and all previously scheduled appointments will be honored.

Note: The changes listed above are as of Wednesday, March 18 however based on the uncertainty surrounding this issue, circumstances may change and other services/programs may change without notice. 

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