MHS, the only open-admission animal shelter on the island of Maui, has existed for 70 years, working to protect and save the lives of Maui’s animals and support and educate Maui pet owners. MHS programs and services provide care and shelter for Maui’s homeless animals; increase community awareness of the importance of spaying and neutering; make free and low-cost spay/neuter surgeries accessible to the public; prevent animal cruelty and improve animal health and safety through public education; and work to prevent animal relinquishment due to financial hardship. MHS is also committed to helping homeless senior and disabled animals find new forever homes and second chances at life. The Hospice Foster program places senior dogs into homes with families who will care for them until the end. MHS also offers veterinary services at no or low cost to ensure that senior dogs stay with the families that love them.
Maui Humane Society (MHS) will use a Grey Muzzle grant to provide veterinary services for seniors seven and older, increasing their chance of adoption. Funding may also be used to prevent senior dogs from being surrendered for medical reasons. The grant will help dogs like eight-year-old Blaze, whose owner surrendered him because he could not afford to treat Blaze’s severe skin and eye problems. Maui Humane Society provided Blaze with several weeks of treatment and reunited him with his family, who was overjoyed that he was coming home.