One of our editors just stumbled upon a great article in Maui Weekly about the problems with cat overpopulation on Maui.
Some of the statistics claimed are:
- There are anywhere from 100,000 to 500,000 homeless cats on Maui.
- As many as 250 cats are euthanized EVERY MONTH at the Maui Humane Society.
- The organization of 9th Life Hawaii is expected to have reduced kitten births over the next 5 years by as much as 50,000!
Our previous stance was that people should be giving money to Maui Humane Society to help. We now realize that donations would be better put towards organizations like 9th Life Hawaii that are actively working towards “No-Kill” solutions to the kitty overpopulation. If you’re in favor of non-lethal neuter/spay programs, please contribute a few bucks to 9th Life Hawaii by calling (808) 572-3499. Phyllis Tavares is the executive director and can be easily reached if you’d like to donate, volunteer or just learn more.
Mahalo Phyllis and everyone else involved for putting so much time, energy, and love into reaching out to our troubled feline friends.
Donations can also be mailed to: 9th Life Hawaii P.O. Box 476 Makawao, HI 96768
Please read the comment from Candy Aluli. She has some very insightful information on the Maui Humane Society.
Humane Society had no advice, help, suggestions and rarely answered the phone when a pit bull attacked me in Lahaina and I phoned for help.
The only result is when I phoned the owners landlord and made her aware that this attack had happened and that she was being officially made aware of this dangerous dog in her house.
She would now be fiscally responsible of any future attacks.
We knew of 3 other attacks by this dog. The owner of the dog
felt it was his right to have a pit bull but eventually gaave the dog to another neighbor.