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HSSM asks public for help

HSSM directors say they are overrun with cats (Image Source: WLOX News) HSSM directors say they are overrun with cats (Image Source: WLOX News)
They are looking for volunteers to foster these furry friends (Image Source: WLOX News) They are looking for volunteers to foster these furry friends (Image Source: WLOX News)
Those who foster will receive 10% off adoption (Image Source: WLOX News) Those who foster will receive 10% off adoption (Image Source: WLOX News)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

The Humane Society of South Mississippi is in a hairy situation. It seems they are overrun with cats and kittens, and now they are asking for help from the public. 

‘In the last 30 days we've brought in approximately 300 cats and kittens to the building. It's been kitten season. This happens every single year,” said Dawn Boob.

Boob, who is the Director of Operations says this problem arises around the start of summer, because that's when cats mate. Unfortunately, a lot of people don't get their pets spayed and neutered.

“All the shelters are inundated with cats and kittens, and please spay and neuter your cats and kittens,” said Boob.

While that is the solution to prevent this problem from happening in the future, they still have to handle the litter of cats and kittens they are currently housing.

“One way for the community to support us is through our foster program. They can come in, foster a cat or a kitten who is too small or sick for two weeks, get them better and we'll send them home with food, medicine, and crates,” said Boob.

Fortunately, Boob says dozens of volunteers have already stepped up to the plate and taken more than 100 of these furry friends home to foster.

“If you walked around the building you would see there are a lot of pets in different offices, and it just really helps them organize. It helps them make sure everyone is fed. While we're feeding them at home, they don't have to worry about feeding that extra kitten,” said Cheyanne Rose who fosters cats.

HSSM directors say they will supply those who foster with everything they need for the animals. If they decide to adopt they will receive 10% off the adoption fee.

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