But, the program hit a roadblock in May 2016 when Alaska Airlines stated the animals were a liability and they needed to review the program’s policies.
Forsythe said that didn’t stop the shelter from relocating nearly 30 animals a month, primarily dogs. But, the setback came at a huge cost. WOA is relying solely on donations to pay $150 for each animal flight--averaging nearly $6,000 a month.
Forsythe said they hope the Pet Passenger program is up and running again by December, but until then they will continue to operate as normally as they can.
To find out how you can help "Wings of Aloha," visit Maui Humane Society.