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HSSM running out of room, adoption fees going down

HSSM running out of room, adoption fees going down

In a lighthearted approach to the serious issue of shelter overcrowding, officials are offering special adoption fees for the remainder of the month. (Source: WLOX) In a lighthearted approach to the serious issue of shelter overcrowding, officials are offering special adoption fees for the remainder of the month. (Source: WLOX)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - The Humane Society of South Mississippi is running out of room. Since June 1, the shelter has taken in 330 dogs and cats. Of those 330, only 174 have been adopted, returned to their owners, or placed in temporary foster care. Now crews at HSSM are caring for double the amount of animals that the shelter is designed to house at any given time.

In a lighthearted approach to the serious issue of shelter overcrowding, officials are offering special adoption fees for the remainder of the month. There will be a "pay-by-the-day" fee on all cats and kittens through the end of June. Each day's date will determine the adoption fee for any cat. For example, on June 12, cat adoption fees are $12, on June 15th, they are $15 and so on. Normal cat adoption fees range from $35-$60. Each adoption will include:

- Spay/neuter

- Microchip & engraved ID tag

- Up-to-date vaccinations

- 30 days free pet health insurance

- Free vet visit within 7 days of adoption

- 10 percent off your purchase in HSSM's BowWow Meow Boutique

The Humane Society of South Mississippi is located at 2615 25th Avenue in Gulfport. You can go to the shelter to adopt a pet Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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