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Puppies Found in Sealed Container Left Outside the Shelter

Six puppies were left on Maui Humane Society property in a plastic storage container, the lid sealed closed with duct tape. Hours passed in the hot sun before the container was discovered by a volunteer and opened, but tragically it was too late for two of the puppies. The remaining four puppies were rushed inside to receive emergency medical attention under the watchful eyes of Maui Humane Society’s Veterinary Team.

MHS Humane Enforcement Officer Boam immediately reviewed the shelter’s security footage and was able to clearly identify the individual who abandoned the puppies. Officers Riggs (pictured above with two of the puppies) and Mason have charged this person with six counts of State Cruelty to Animals and six counts of Animal Abandonment.
The pups are now doing well, are absolutely adorable and already have loving forever homes lined up.

This type of event is shocking, however, Maui Humane Society staff say they are experiencing more reports of animal dumping and their intake of stray animals has increased significantly. Animal abandonment leads to suffering. If you can no longer care for a pet, call (808) 877-3680 ext. 3 during operating hours to schedule an appointment for surrender.
Help us spread the word in the community:

  • There is NO FEE to surrender an animal at Maui Humane Society
  • If you can’t afford to care for your pet, our 4EverPets program can provide you with free food and supplies

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