Adoption news update

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Important Feline Health Update

This is in regard to the new virus that has hit Maui and is affecting cats.  It is called the Feline Panleukopenia virus, otherwise known as Parvo or Distemper.  It is airborne so can even be transmitted to house cats.  And, if a cat is not vaccinated, it is usually deadly.  It is recommended that ALL cats be vaccinated against this virus ASAP, as it is spreading on Maui.

Maui Humane Society will be holding two vaccination clinics for the feline panleukopenia virus that is, for the first time, present on Maui. The clinic dates are Sat., July 12 and Sat., July 19th. from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Cat owners are encouraged to vaccinate their cats as soon as possible. Even if pet cats do not go outside the virus can still be spread via humans tracking on their shoes, clothing, etc. Cat to cat contact is not necessary to spread the disease. Clinics will be held in the MHS modular building behind the main shelter building. Signs will be posted. Parking will be available next to the building or along the roadway. Cost is by donation. These clinics are meant for all friendly, tame cats. Cats & kittens should be at least 6 weeks old and all cats should be transported in secure carriers. For more information about these clinics please contact Maui Humane Society at (808)-877-3680 Ext. 23.

View the Maui Humane Society Press Release

Urgent Appeal

Jody Sparks is presently relocating his residence and cattery to a new home. The timing of this move has come much sooner than was expected. Fortunately he was able to secure a place in Kula where he will be able to set up a cattery, and also take care of several rescue dogs. At the moment he is caring for approximately 35 cats, changing day by day, depending on circumstances. These cats are unable to fend for themselves and consist of injured colony cats, newborns who are being fostered and socialized in preparation for adoption, and cats simply abandoned and left without food or shelter. Jody is committed to the NO KILL philosophy and is determined not to abandon any of these animals or place them in harm’s way.

manaHe is also caring for a dog, Mana, who was due to be euthanized. Luckily, through the pleas of those who knew Mana and his story, Jody stepped in, adopted Mana, and has given him the home and the love he never had. Unfortunately Mana recently sustained an injury that has necessitated an expensive surgery. Mana is healing, but in order to continue with follow up medical care that will further support and assist Mana’s healing process, the medical bills must be paid very soon.

So now Jody, and those of us who know him and the wonderful work he does, must reach out to the larger community for immediate financial help to cover the array of expenses involved with the move and Mana’s medical bills. Feral Cats Maui is a non profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. Funds will be used solely for the purpose of caring for the animals. This includes leasing the land for the cattery, cat & dog food, rebuilding the cattery, medical care for Mana and any injured and/or sick cats needing immediate medical attention as well as flea meds, vaccines, de-worming, and Jody’s continued commitment to TNR (trap/neuter/return) as a service to the community. Luckily some of the cats being fostered will find permanent loving homes thanks to the attention and care they are receiving now. Other cats will likely find their way to the cattery over time, through injury, neglect, and abandonment and some will need to stay at the cattery permanently to receive the continuing care they need.

Please help Jody continue this valuable community service by making a donation for the immediate needs of these animals. We will keep you updated through this website as to how things are progressing at the new location, with Mana, and with the cattery.

Mahalo from Jody and Feral Cats Maui

Two Talking Cats – translation

Rescue Story

Harley

Harley

Recently we received word of an older couple who were desperate to find homes for their cats and a dog. Unfortunately recent health circumstances had led them to have to leave the island in a rather hurried manner. Being kind, good-hearted, animal lovers, they had taken in several rescues over the years, and were also feeding several semi feral cats. They had already committed to flying 5 cats, 2 dogs and a bird back with them to the mainland. However, the vet said that their 15 year old min pin and their 20 year old cat would not be able to handle the long flight to the east coast. They feared they would have to make the extremely difficult decision of euthanizing the min pin and the 20 year old cat if they did not find permanent homes for them, as they could not leave them to fend for themselves. As well, there were several semi feral cats to consider whose health and safety would be in jeopardy if someone did not come along to care for them. As the situation became more dire Jody heard of their plight and agreed to rescue them. Presently the min pin (Harley) is being fostered by a wonderful lady, and is available for adoption to a good home. He is still very frisky, friendly and a total delight to be around.

Haiku

Haiku

The 20 year old cat (Haiku) is presently with Jody and also available for adoption. He is a gentle sweetie, so easy to love, very laid back, and in amazingly good health. The semi-ferals are also being fed and taken care of, and would do well in an environment where they can continue to roam free but be in a safe surroundings and fed daily.

Needless to say, after their many years of service to Maui animals, this couple was so relieved to know they were leaving their animals in good hands.

If you would like to help with the adoption and/or care of these 2 cuties please contact Jody

Updated Adoption News

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SPCA Maui Spring Fix

Cat clinics to fix Maui’s cats will be held this Sunday and Sunday May
17th at SPCA Maui’s Wailuku Clinic. All cats are welcome including pet,
community and feral. Humane traps are available to lend free with return
deposit. All procedures performed by local licensed vets and are on a by
donation basis. Cats will receive an identifying tattoo in the ear and
optional ear tipping for positive identification.
To reserve a space, volunteer to help or sponsor a “fix” please call the
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Maui at 808-280-0738 or
info@spcamaui.org. www.spcamaui.org

SPCA Spay and Neuter Clinic dates

SPCA Maui spay/neuter clinic dates: Sunday, April 13 (this Sunday) and Sunday, April 27. Both clinics are in Wailuku. Phone 280-0738 for more information and/or to make an appointment

Undergoing socialization!

Which way is up?

Which way is up?

Before being adopted out kittens are first socialized and given more time to grow strong. These precious little ones (6 in all) will soon be available for adoption. Fortunately they had mom to care for them for the first weeks. However, it was time to remove them from a precarious situation. Now, they are safely nestled at Kihei Pet Supply in the comfort of each other’s company. They are growing ever more healthy and strong under the watchful eye of Deby Jo and her assistants, Mark and Casey. These kitties are rambunctious, playful and so much fun!

Give yourself a treat and come by and visit.
 
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New featured video

Watch the new featured video – top right on every page. This week an in depth look at Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), a strategy for improving the lives of feral cats and reducing their numbers.