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Maui Humane Society receives $26,400 donation

By Staff | Apr 14, 2011

Leslie-Ann Yokouchi (left), owner of Windermere Valley Isle Properties in Wailea, presents a $26,400 donation to Jocelyn Bouchard, CEO of Maui Humane Society, to build additional dog kennels at the MHS shelter. Joining them for the occasion is Mango, adopted from the MHS shelter last year by Steve Baker, broker-in-charge at Windermere Valley Isle Properties.

WAILEA — The Jacobi Family Foundation recently teamed with Windermere Valley Isle Properties to donate $26,400 to the Maui Humane Society (MHS).

The funds will be used to build a bank of additional dog kennels at the MHS shelter in Puunene.

“We are so grateful for this generous donation,” said Maui Humane Society CEO Jocelyn Bouchard.

“The additional kennels will allow us to provide shelter for more dogs awaiting adoption or veterinary care, ultimately saving more lives.”

MHS is a private, nonprofit organization established in 1953. The largest animal welfare agency on Maui shelters unwanted, lost and abused pets under an open-door policy — no animals are turned away due to a lack of space.

Last year, the agency received nearly 9,000 animals at its shelter.

The Jacobi Family Foundation is comprised of John Jacobi, founder and chairman of Windermere Real Estate, and his family members.

Windermere Valley Isle Properties, part of the national Windermere Real Estate family, has offices in Kahului, Paia and Wailea.