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Maui Humane Society Reopens Shelter to Public

November 1, 2021, 11:46 AM HST
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Maui Humane Society is expanding operating hours and opening its doors to the public for adoptions after being appointment-only since the pandemic began.

“We’re hoping that the additional convenience for the public to visit the shelter will result in increased adoptions as we continue to maintain a high population of dogs and cats. Appointments do continue to be required for surrender/intake and other services besides adoption,” according to an MHS spokesperson.

Maui Humane Society is reopening shelter doors for adoptions seven days a week. Additionally, appointments are no longer needed to view and adopt animals. Daily operating hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Due to the increased number of animals currently housed at the shelter, Humane Society officials are hoping that the extended hours and elimination of the appointment requirement will encourage more adoptions.

“It’s been a year and eight months since the pandemic resulted in us closing the doors for general animal viewing without needing to preschedule an appointment. Re-opening the doors for adopters to drop in at their convenience, including Sundays, will be mutually beneficial,” said Steve MacKinnon, CEO.

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Maui Humane Society will continue to require appointments for all other services except adoptions. The organization is still looking for short term foster homes for dogs from three days to two weeks. Adoption prices are discounted to $30 for kittens and all adult animals are available by donation.

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Maui Humane Society is the island’s only open admission shelter, accepting all animals in need. The organization cares for more than 4,000 animals a year and offers high volume, low-cost spay/neuter surgeries to the public for owned pets.

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