GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - The Humane Society of South Mississippi is still working to prepare last week's rescued puppies for adoption.
The 123 puppies were taken from two puppy mills in Alcorn County, Mississippi. Officials with the Humane Society say while the dogs are doing well, only about twenty-five percent of the dogs are ready for adoption.
"They are all doing great," said Krystyna Schmitt. "They are coming out of their shells every single day, a little bit more at a time. They all have had initial veterinary exams and vaccinations, and now they are getting dental cleaning and spay/neuter surgery to ready them for adoption."
That process could take another week and a half or longer. Many of the pets need extensive work on their teeth. A company in California donated a $5,000 instrument to help with dental cleaning.
Dogs that were pregnant, with small litters, or had other special needs, have been temporarily placed into foster homes.
Schmitt said that once most of the dogs are ready to be adopted, the shelter will have a one-day adoption. The specific day and time has not yet been decided.