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You can walk a shelter dog on HSSM's new outdoor track

Jonathan Jones, General Manager of Harrah's Gulf Coast, prepares to walk a HSSM dog on the new track. (Photo source: Harrah's Gulf Coast) Jonathan Jones, General Manager of Harrah's Gulf Coast, prepares to walk a HSSM dog on the new track. (Photo source: Harrah's Gulf Coast)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

The Humane Society of South Mississippi now has a walking track that will give shelter dogs an opportunity to get outside for fresh air and exercise.

HSSM held a ribbon cutting to mark the opening of the track Friday morning. The outdoor addition is open for members of the community to take shelter dogs for a stroll. 

To walk a dog from the shelter, you just need to get with one of HSSM's adoption counselors. You can walk a shelter dog anytime between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

The Caesars Foundation and Harrah’s Gulf Coast presented HSSM with a $10,000 grant this morning to help fund the track and Club Paws, a leadership group for kids ages five to 15 who donate their time to support shelter pets.

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