North Shore Animal League America teamed up with Lucky Paws Animal Foundation as a rescue partner to save kittens and cats affected by the Maui fires. After a long trip from Hawaii, 17 cats arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport on September 10th. They were headed to our Port Washington campus.
Hawaii is still in a critical situation, as search-and rescue operations are ongoing in Lahaina owing to the devastating fires. Animal League America reacted by helping to create a safe environment for the animals. The 17 cats transported to our no-kill campus – mostly aged between 5 to 6 months – had been awaiting adoption at our shelter partner, Lucky Paws Animal Foundation, on Oahu before the fires ravaged Maui. We created more space in shelters by helping them clear out the old ones. This gave them the opportunity to care for and house pets who were displaced as a result of this unprecedented disaster.