Have extra space? Too many animal shelters in Hawaii need your help

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Two Hawaii animal shelters are asking for the public’s help as they battle overpopulation.

On Oahu, the Hawaii Humane Society is asking people to stop bringing in new pets because the Moilili shelter is overcrowded.

The humane society said it currently has more than 80 dogs in its kennels.

The shelter instead wants people to participate Couch Crashers training program where people can temporarily take care of the dog for up to two weeks.

While Couch Crashers addresses the immediate lack of space, about 33% of the 140 participating dogs have actually been adopted by their caregivers.

The shelter is also running a special “Will You Be Mine” adoption program through Feb. 19, offering an all-animal adoption fee of $14. Typically, fees range from $25 to $250.

The Maui Humane Society also says it currently has 105 dogs in its care, but its capacity is 40. Dogs are mated in kennels to solve space problems.

The shelter is asking the public to provide temporary homes for the dogs. Anyone can do this through the programs “SOS Foster, “Paws-to-Adopt” (10-day adoption trial) and “Dog in demand”.

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