In hiring the new director of the Maui Humane Society, the top priority should be that this person believes Maui can and must embrace the "No-Kill" philosophy. Further, Maui should become a no-kill facility within one year, as a condition for continued employment.
I lived on Maui for over 20 years, moving to Austin, Texas, in 2009. I was amazed to find that Austin is a no-kill city, saving over 90 percent of its pets. No-kill is also a reality in Reno, Los Angeles and many other forward-thinking locations. If these places can do it, so can Maui. Compassionate care for animals does not include killing them.