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HSSM fosters 135 dogs and adopts out 71


GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Due to the wonderful support of our community Humane Society of South Mississippi was able to foster out 135 dogs and adopt out 71 pets since June 11.

"The weekend was incredible," said Jode' Braxton-Hignight, Development Director for HSSM. "So many animals are receiving a second chance at life by finding adoptable homes. Many others are receiving the love, care and medication they need in order to become healthy enough to find their forever homes."

Due to the Harrison County Sheriff's seizure of the 90+ pets, HSSM plus the 53 animals surrendered to our door on Thursday, June 10, Executive Director, Tara High, decided to temporarily not accept animals.

"This is the first time we have had this many animals under our roof," said High. "With over 500 animals, we were just unable to accept animals and to be able to give those we had a second chance. We had to focus all of our efforts and resources to getting those animals out of our shelter."

The 135 dogs that went out on foster will be available for adoption beginning Monday, June 28. HSSM still has animals available for adoption and foster.

Money is still needed to provide medical treatment for the raid animals. Please call HSSM at (228) 863-3354 for more information on how you can help.

Since January 2010 HSSM has assisted more than 520 animals through law enforcement seizures.

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