Maui Humane Society Distributes 2,600 Pounds of Pet Food

May 13, 2020, 1:19 PM HST · Updated May 13, 1:19 PM
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Maui Humane Society Pet food donations. PC: Nikki Russell


A team of volunteers with the Maui Humane Society distributed more than 2,600 pounds of dog food and supplies to Maui community members in need this past weekend.

The organization set up a drive-thru station at their parking lot in Puʻunēnē, also offering used collars and leashes if needed.

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Organization executives say many pet owners are also facing financial hardship due to COVID-related job loss and may be forced to consider surrendering their pets. The donation drive was described by organizers as a win for both families and the shelter.

Maui Humane Society remains closed to the public until further notice. Virtual pet meet-and-
greet and adoptions are available by appointment.

At the conclusion of the drive-thru event, a portion of the food was provided to members of Maui’s Team Rubicon, who delivered 1,283 pounds of pet food to COVID+ families and first responders. MHS Humane Enforcement Officer Mani White loaded up her enforcement vehicle with the remainder of the food to deliver 267 pounds to homeless pet owners over the weekend. The five pallets of food were donated to MHS by the Hawaiʻi Department of Agriculture, Division of Animal Industry and coordinated by the Hawaiʻi Association of Animal Welfare Administrators.

Maui Humane Society Pet food donations. PC: Nikki Russell

Maui Humane Society Pet food donations. PC: Nikki Russell

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