Dog Rescued From Maui Wildfire With Severe Burns On Her Paws And Legs Needs Your Support To Heal

The historic town of Lahaina on the island of Maui has been engulfed in flames by wildfires killing dozens of people and destroying hundreds of buildings and homes.

Firefighters have been on the scene since the fires first ignited on Tuesday. It has been a struggle to contain the intense flames with the powerful winds from Hurricane Dora fueling them.

People and pets were urged to evacuate the area, but some people were unable to return home to get their pets as the fires quickly spread.

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Late one night a firefighter spotted a dog running out of the blazing fire and rushed over to help her. Thankfully, paramedics were nearby, and they drove her to Maui Humane Society for help. Some staff and volunteers were still at the shelter preparing the pets for possible evacuation when an ambulance pulled up.

Inside was a traumatized and badly burned dog. “The dog was in shock and hardly moving, wrapped up in towels. She had sustained burns to her stomach, legs and feet,” the shelter told us.

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They rushed her inside where their vet examined her. “Our vet assumes that she was trying to claw her way out of something to escape the fire because of the severe damage to her front paws. The nails and toes are completely gone.”

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She arrived with a purple harness on but no other identification or microchip. She is in good hands now but has a long road to recovery.

The sweet girl has severe burns to her legs and paws and remains heavily sedated to reduce her pain and allow her caretakers to safely treat her. “When she is awake, she is quiet and sweet. Many staff have cried, knowing that she represents so many more animals who are in distress,” stated staff.

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The shelter reached out to Greater Good Charities’ Emergency Animal Medical fund for help with her medical bills. The fund was created to help shelter pets receive the emergency surgery or care they need.

The shelter, which was already full prior to the wildfires, is in crisis mode as more displaced and injured animals continue to arrive. They are so busy and heartbroken by the dire situation that they haven’t had time to name the rescued pup.

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Join us in funding her care. She will need months of treatment and rehabilitation. She is just one of countless pets that will need help.

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