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Woods Humane Society Transports 3 Dogs from Maui Humane Society
November 30, 2023

Woods Humane Society Transports 3 Dogs from Maui Humane Society

Homeless Hawaiian Dogs Seek Mainland Adoption to Make Room for Canine Fire Survivors

Today, Woods Humane Society took in three homeless Hawaiian shelter dogs that had been in the care of Maui Humane Society prior to the devastating fires that rocked the island in August. The transport is the result of Woods Humane Society’s immediate offer to help the island shelter after hearing about the natural disaster three months ago.

“As you can imagine, Maui Humane Society was completely overwhelmed in the days and weeks following the fire,” explains Wood CEO Emily L’Heureux. “While offers of help like ours were appreciated, it took time to plan the logistics of transporting animals to California. After three months of being on stand-by, we are so glad to be able to welcome in some of their pre-existing shelter population so that they can free up space for animals affected by the fires.”

L’Heureux says that the dogs, Handsome, Lono, and Lucky, have been examined by the Woods medical team and will be available for adoption at Woods San Luis Obispo beginning Friday, December, 1, at 12 p.m.

“These animals, although not victims of the fires, have been through a tremendous amount of stress and trauma having been homeless for many months, surviving the chaotic aftermath of a disaster, and now traveling across an ocean to get here. They are getting all of the TLC they deserve, and we can’t wait to help them find their new families in San Luis Obispo County.”

Woods Humane Society is located at 875 Oklahoma Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 and at 2300 Ramona Rd., Atascadero, CA 93422, and is open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. daily, with adoption hours from noon to 4 p.m. For more information about Woods, visit or call (805) 543-9316.

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