GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - The Humane Society of South Mississippi is hoping to ease overcrowding, and save more pet lives.
On May 20, HSSM is offering a one-day only, low adoption rate during their "Muttley Mayhem" special. Pet parents can adopt a dog for just $10, plus a $5 tag fee.
All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, microchip and vaccinations. Dogs 10 months and older are included in the flash adoption promotion, but VIP dogs are excluded.
"As summer approaches, the number of animals in our care increases drastically and we want to continue to save as many lives as possible," said Maren Slay, HSSM Development Manager. "As of this morning, our shelter count is well over maximum capacity and that number only continues to climb daily."
Officials went on to say that HSSM is committed to saving every life possible. When shelter populations rise, so do illness and stress rates; which can potentially lead to higher rates of euthanasia.
The adoption promotion is sponsored by Busch Realty Group and South Mississippi Business Machines.
Adoption fees include:
- Microchip & engraved ID tag
- Up-to-date vaccinations
- 30 days free pet health insurance
- Free vet visit within 7 days of adoption
- 10% off purchases from HSSM's BowWow Meow Boutique
A full listing of pets available for adoption can be found at www.hssm.org/adoptable-pets.