Here are even more reasons to visit Maui.
One of the most desirable vacation destinations in the U.S. now has a way for visitors to connect with pets.
Due to quarantine requirements, visitors rarely bother bringing their own pet to Maui. But that doesn't mean they won't get lonely for the love they left at home.
Starting in April, the Maui Humane Society will start the "Helping Paws Visitor Program.'' Island visitors can sign up to volunteer at the shelter from 1-4 p.m,. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The facility is conveniently located along the highway between Kahului and Kihei.
Maui, unfortunately, has more pets than it needs. It is an island, after all. The Humane Society is looking for air travelers back to the Mainland to bring a pet with them. Sound crazy? Not at all, because they have it all figured out.
The Wings of Aloha program flies shelter animals to areas in the U.S. and Canada where, working in partnership with local rescue organizations, pets are guaranteed adoption _ particularly in communities with no animal overpopulation issues.
Over the past several months, nearly 200 homeless Maui pets have found families in Washington, Oregon, Colorado and Canada through Wings of Aloha.
Read more about the program at mauihumanesociety.org.