Operation Save Pets Sends 120 Animals To Maryland - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

05/14/03

Operation Save Pets Sends 120 Animals To Maryland

120 puppies and kittens from South Mississippi are about to take the trip of their lives. The animals are heading to their new home in Maryland as part of "Operation Save Pets". The goal is to find shelters in other areas of the country, like Maryland, where there's a shortage of pets .

"They have licensing laws up there, spay and neuter laws up there, and they don't have a whole lot of puppies and kittens available for adoption, and we were overcrowded," Humane Society Employee Robin Bush said.

So far this year, the Humane Society of South Mississippi has taken in more than 7,300 homeless pets. More than 4,000 of them had to be euthanized.

Humane Society workers and volunteers had feared that these cute, cuddly animals would also be put to sleep. Instead, they know they're headed to good homes.

"They have agreed to screen the adoptees and make sure the animals are spayed or neutered before they leave the shelter, so that kinda makes us feel good too," Jennifer Hamill said.

It's a good feeling, knowing these weeks-old kittens and puppies are getting a second chance on life.

"We're going to miss them, but they're going to a good place, they're getting a good home, and we're really thankful for Maryland for helping out," Bush said.

Local residents and businesses donated more than $5,000 to sponsor each animal, cover expenses for the 20 hour trip, and help pay for the rental of the air conditioned truck. They're expected to arrive Friday morning where the Maryland SPCA and Humane Society Calvert County will take in the animals.

by Trang Pham-Bui

Click here to visit our "Pets" page at wlox.com!

  • 05/14/03Operation Save Pets Sends 120 Animals To MarylandMore>>

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Main impact from Alberto in South Mississippi still appears to be rain.

    Main impact from Alberto in South Mississippi still appears to be rain.

    Saturday, May 26 2018 11:36 PM EDT2018-05-27 03:36:26 GMT

    Alberto is forecast to become a fully tropical storm Saturday and then will move into the Gulf of Mexico this weekend.

    More >>

    Alberto is forecast to become a fully tropical storm Saturday and then will move into the Gulf of Mexico this weekend.

    More >>
  • Moss Point Police searching for 'armed & dangerous' man

    Moss Point Police searching for 'armed & dangerous' man

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:53 PM EDT2018-05-27 02:53:04 GMT
    Moss Point Police are warning Devarian Raheem Edwards should be considered armed and extremely dangerous. (Photo source: WLOX)Moss Point Police are warning Devarian Raheem Edwards should be considered armed and extremely dangerous. (Photo source: WLOX)

    A man police believe was involved in a multi-state crime spree that started with an auto theft and ended with capital murder is still on the run. And they're warning Devarian Raheem Edwards should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.

    More >>

    A man police believe was involved in a multi-state crime spree that started with an auto theft and ended with capital murder is still on the run. And they're warning Devarian Raheem Edwards should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.

    More >>
  • Prep or play? Boaters have to choose as Alberto moves closer

    Prep or play? Boaters have to choose as Alberto moves closer

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:45 PM EDT2018-05-27 02:45:48 GMT
    Some boats have left the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor, others are preparing to ride out the storm if if comes this way. (Photo source: WLOX)Some boats have left the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor, others are preparing to ride out the storm if if comes this way. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Some boats have left the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor, others are preparing to ride out the storm if if comes this way.Some boats have left the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor, others are preparing to ride out the storm if if comes this way.

    Alberto is on its way. But the calm before the storm has given boat owners and people time to both prepare and enjoy some recreational time before the Memorial Day weekend gets cut short.

    More >>

    Alberto is on its way. But the calm before the storm has given boat owners and people time to both prepare and enjoy some recreational time before the Memorial Day weekend gets cut short.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly