Maui Humane Society opens new Lahaina Pet Resource Center for fire survivors: Maui Now

Feb 6, 2024, 8:38 pm HST

The Maui Humane Society opened its new Lahaina Pet Resource Center on February 7, 2024. A traditional Hawaiian blessing ceremony will be followed by a mobile veterinary clinic ceremony at 11 a.m. Free services will be provided.

The space will serve displaced Lahaina pet owners and those affected by the fire in an accessible location in West Maui, including more than 400 pets living in temporary hotel housing with their displaced families. The following services will be provided.

  • Free pet food distribution
  • Distribution of free pet supplies, such as collars, leashes, kennels, and more
  • Weekly mobile veterinary clinics for wellness services, such as vaccines, microchips, and flea control
  • Onsite support from MHS’ Wildfire Community Liaison, which matches pet owners with pet-friendly accommodations, financial assistance for off-island pet travel, animal care resources, and more. Will work with
  • Services offered at this location will be tailored to the needs of affected pet owners.

“As the Maui Humane Society affirms our support and commitment, our Lahaina location will serve as a seed for our resilient west side community and redevelopment for the island,” said Johnny Lingao, MHS Wildfire Community Liaison. “Our mission is to support pets and people together, by providing free resources to those affected by the tragic Lahaina fire.”

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The Lahaina Pet Resource Center is located at 48 Alupuno Street in Lahaina, and will be open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pet owners in need can also schedule a one-on-one consultation with MHS’ Wildfire Community Liaison for specialized assistance.

MHS’s mobile veterinary clinic will offer free wellness services for affected pets every Wednesday at this location. Pet owners are encouraged to visit. mauihumanesociety.org/events For more information on veterinary services and scheduling.

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