Lahaina homeless cats George and Weezy found their forever homes with the help of the Maui Humane Society’s “Operation Fire Cat Placement” program. Courtesy: Mao Humane Society
HONOLULU (KHON2) — The first pair of community cats to survive the Lahaina wildfires have been adopted.
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The Maui Humane Society volunteer and supporter is the first adopter for the shelter’s “Operation Fire Cat Placement” program.
A custom enclosure was built on his property for George and Weezy’s cats who are adjusting well to their new home.
“They’re bonding very well, they’re adjusting well. So we’re going to follow up with him again in a week or two, just to see how everything’s going and that. has to make sure everyone is doing well. But so far, we’re very excited. They’re doing great,” said Emily Dross, MHS operations firecat specialist.
The program pairs community cats in outdoor adaptive housing.
A temporary enclosure and all necessary equipment are provided free of charge to the adopter.
After a 4-week acclimation period, the cats will be released.
All cats have been examined by shelter veterinarians, and are spayed or neutered, ears tipped, vaccinated and microchipped.