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An Introduction to SPCA Maui - our mission and a look at the animal management problems facing Maui today.

An Introduction to SPCA Maui - our mission and a look at the animal management problems facing Maui today.

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  • "No More Homeless Pets"The Maui SPCA was formed in 2010 with a desire to stop the killing of companion, including feral populations, as a means of population control and to nurture a Maui with “no more homeless pets”. So why have we formed now?
  • decreasing aggression toward other animals, preventing behavior problems, reducing the animal's chance of getting cancer, increasing life expectancy, reducing the incidence of injury and disease, reducing the urge to roam, and decreasing the incidence of fighting. And it'll save you money, too.in decreased license fees and fewer veterinary bills.“A spayed or neutered animal has a tendency to gain weight due to a decreased metabolic rate (however, this should save you money because you should feed him/her less). FCC note: This point should be of interest to those concerned about feral predation.” 1997 David W. Zanders, DVM San Diego California Feral Cat Coalition
  • decreasing aggression toward other animals, preventing behavior problems, reducing the animal's chance of getting cancer, increasing life expectancy, reducing the incidence of injury and disease, reducing the urge to roam, and decreasing the incidence of fighting. And it'll save you money, too.in decreased license fees and fewer veterinary bills.“A spayed or neutered animal has a tendency to gain weight due to a decreased metabolic rate (however, this should save you money because you should feed him/her less). FCC note: This point should be of interest to those concerned about feral predation.” 1997 David W. Zanders, DVM San Diego California Feral Cat Coalition
  • decreasing aggression toward other animals, preventing behavior problems, reducing the animal's chance of getting cancer, increasing life expectancy, reducing the incidence of injury and disease, reducing the urge to roam, and decreasing the incidence of fighting. And it'll save you money, too.in decreased license fees and fewer veterinary bills.“A spayed or neutered animal has a tendency to gain weight due to a decreased metabolic rate (however, this should save you money because you should feed him/her less). FCC note: This point should be of interest to those concerned about feral predation.” 1997 David W. Zanders, DVM San Diego California Feral Cat Coalition
  • decreasing aggression toward other animals, preventing behavior problems, reducing the animal's chance of getting cancer, increasing life expectancy, reducing the incidence of injury and disease, reducing the urge to roam, and decreasing the incidence of fighting. And it'll save you money, too.in decreased license fees and fewer veterinary bills.“A spayed or neutered animal has a tendency to gain weight due to a decreased metabolic rate (however, this should save you money because you should feed him/her less). FCC note: This point should be of interest to those concerned about feral predation.” 1997 David W. Zanders, DVM San Diego California Feral Cat Coalition
  • Our missionWho we areWhy we were formed
  • Our missionWho we areWhy we were formed
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    • 1. “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”
      Mahatma Gandhi
      “Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself." — Chief Seattle
    • 2. Educational & Awareness Series
      Presentation I:Savings Maui’s Animals: A New Perspective
    • 3. Here is today’s agenda.
      Intro to SPCA MAUILeili McKinley SPCA Maui Board member
      Health Benefits of Spay & Neuter Dr. Alan Kaufman Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
      The Impact of Spay and Neuter on Reducing Aggression, Population, & SufferingAimee Anderson SPCA Maui Board Member & Former Director of Animal Control for Maui Humane Society & Maui Police Department Instructor
      Reducing animal cruelty on MauiJudge Simone C. Polak Department of The Prosecuting Attorney
    • 4. We are SPCA Maui.
      Our mission:
      "No More Homeless Pets"
      The immediate vision of the SPCA Maui is to provide education for pet lovers & convenient & affordable spay/neuter
      services to all.
      Establish a state of the art Veterinary mobile clinic (bus) to provide on site spay/neuter
      Provide low/no cost spay/neuter education & services through our Veterinary network
      Our Vision: Step One Step Two
      Why we were formed now?
    • 5. Maui is facing an animal population crisis.
      There is growing companion animal Overpopulation.
      Current animal management resources are inadequate to solve Maui’s challenges.
    • 6. Kill/adopt ratios @ MHS demonstrate the problem.
      723
      787
      774
      4505
      51% Kill to Adoption Ratio
      81% Kill to Adoption Ratio
      2009 Sample Data provided by County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns
    • 7. The number of dogs & cats killed at Maui’s shelter in the last 5 years is tragic.
      2005
      2006
      2007
      2008
      2009
      2010
      1,094
      955
      710
      787
      1,125
      +
      +
      +
      +
      +
      3,862
      4,617
      3,879
      4,505
      3,597
      30,389
      *5,258
      =
      Total #
      4,956
      5,572
      4,589
      5,292
      4,722
      * Total number confirmed by MHS (breakdown temporarily unavailable)
    • 8. Maui’s situation compared to the national average tells the story.
      *National Average based on Salt Lake County’s National Survey Results
      ** 2010 Data provided by County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns
    • 9. Why are Maui’s animal numbers so high?
      1 Female dog (our little Hoku) has2 litters per Year. With 4 puppies Per Litter.
      She does this for 6 years.
      If each puppy born during 6 years had 4 puppies of their own.
      How many puppies will have been born in 6 years?
      Hoku
      67,000
      Data provided by The Humane Society of The United States
    • 10. Scientific research supports spay/neuter for animal control.
      “Nationwide the per capita shelter intake and euthanasia have been in steady decline…research indicates that the main reason for this decline is that increase incidence of spayed and neutered animals in the pet population.”
      (Zawistowski et al., 1998;Irwin,2001; Clancy & rowan,2003)
    • 11. The veterinary community endorse spay/neuter to endtragedy of mass animal kills.
      “[Sterilization is] the best antidote to the mass euthanasia of cats and dogs resulting from overpopulation.”
      (Looney et al.,2008 Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association)
    • 12. Animal overpopulation negatively effects our communities.
      Unmanaged cat colonies:
      Spread animal diseases
      Lead to animal objectification & cruelty
      Causes tension among neighbors
      Stray or unmanaged dogs:
      Cause property damage
      Kill other companion animals & livestock
      Pose a threat to humans
    • 13. Overpopulation creates financial burden.
      Maui County Government will spend a projected $1.2 million this year on animal management.
      Including private efforts, our community will spend over $ 2 Million this coming year for animal management.
      Additionally, volunteer individuals spend untold amounts feeding local colonies.
    • 14. So what can we do to help?
    • 15. We can build the bus.
      Bring Accessible & Affordable Spay/Neuter Services all over the island
      A co-operative mobile clinic to serve all:
    • Our bus can make Maui a better place for all.
      Decrease Euthanasia in Shelters
      Reduce Unwanted, Stray and Feral Animals
      Protect Our Environment
      Reduce Abandonment, Mistreatment & Cruelty
    • 18. Please help us help them
      We need to raise $150,000 for the
      mobile spay/neuter bus – Donate Today

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