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Efforts Being Made to Help Maui Animals

Since the wildfires began on Maui, Hawaii on 8th August, the island has become devastated with destruction. At least 114 people have been killed and hundreds remain missing. Amongst them, 3,000 pets have disappeared.

Many efforts have been made in order to recover and help these animals.

According to The Associated Press, “Dozens of feeding stations stocked with food and water have been set to draw scared animals out of hiding so they can be tracked and transported to a shelter, where veterinary staffers treat both burn injuries and smoke inhalation cases.

“Found animals are checked for identification and scanned for a microchip so owners may be contacted. The Maui Humane Society has asked that deceased animals not be moved or destroyed so they can be cataloged and checked for identification.”

Eight pets have been reunited with their owners.

According to Jen Reeder from TODAY, “[T]he nonprofit Greater Good Charities partnered with Southwest Airlines and the nonprofit Lucky Dog Animal Rescue to fly 33 dogs and 103 cats from Maui to Portland, Oregon, in an emergency airlift.” The animals were already being sheltered by the Maui Humane Society before the fires broke out.

Displaced Maui animals will be set up for adoption through the Oregon Humane Society.

In further efforts to assist the Maui Humane Society, some animals have been taken to San Francisco even though many shelters are full. The hope is that Bay Area residents will foster some of these displaced animals in order to help with the influx in shelters.

According to an article from CBS News, “Berkeley Humane [...] will be hosting the single largest adoption event in the state [on Saturday, August 26] called Bark (& Meow) Around the Block where animals from Hawaii will be up for adoption and most fees will be waived.”

For those wondering how they can help animals affected by the Maui wildfires, consider donating to the following organizations:

Maui Humane Society

VCA Charities

Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation

Or, if you have the means, consider fostering or adopting a shelter pet if you live in or near San Francisco, California or Portland, Oregon.

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