A huge mahalo to all who helped make the recent feline spay/neuter clinic such a tremendous success!
The recent one-day cat clinic was organized by SPCA Maui and was made possible by the time and energy of many compassionate individuals, businesses and organizations who share our vision: no more homeless pets.
A team of 35 volunteers worked a total of 257 hours to staff the clinic, which provided spay/neuter surgeries on a donation basis for more than 150 cats. Many also received an ear tattoo for identification purposes, and feral animals received an ear notch so they can be easily identified as being fixed.
National statistics show that only 1 in 12 cats born find a home, which means that spay/neuter is truly a humane and responsible procedure that prevents the unnecessary deaths of millions of animals.
Our deepest thanks to all for their help and generosity: Kahului Seventh-day Adventist Church in Kahului for the use of its facility; Whole Foods Market for lunch; Salty Dog Pet Grooming Salon and Naomi Okazaki for snacks and refreshments; and a team of caring and hardworking volunteers, including leaders Sue Young (registration); Lynn Solu (check-in/out) and Randy DeSloover (staging). Special thanks to Dr. Celina Hatt of Oahu, veterinarian; Cynthia Lippert and Holly Tam (vet assistants); Cynthia Bocoboc (ID tattoo); Alyka Nakoa-Clark (assistant); and Cindy Texeira, John Clark and Alyka Nakoa-Clark (recovery).
SPCA Maui Board of Directors
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Maui
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I am writing to express my thanks to two generous Maui community businesses and individuals who provided special support to Parents And Children Together (PACT) this past month. Maui artist, Philip B. Sabado, our neighbor on Market Street, donated many gorgeous and culturally based prints and posters to us to beautify our offices. Please check out Phil's talented work at www.sabadostudios.com for more information about Phil who is truly our local treasure. But what would a beautiful print be without an appropriate frame? We went to one of the best frame shops on the island and asked Store Manager Douglas Mathies at Ben Franklin at Queen Ka'ahumanu Center if the store would be able to help us out, and he generously gave us a perfect frame for each of the prints we brought in.
Many of the clients who come into our office for help with family issues, including help with temporary restraining orders are in a crisis. Just having this lovely art gracing our walls provides a calming atmosphere for them as well as for staff members who are so busy providing advocacy services on Maui and Lanai.
Please support our community businesses because without them, PACT and other nonprofits would not be able to carry on the work that we do. Please call PACT at 244-2330 or go on our website at www.pacthawaii.org for more information or to volunteer.
Lucy W. Feinberg
Maui Regional Director
Parents And Children Together