Humane Society of South Mississippi dealing with capacity crisis

The Humane Society of South Mississippi is currently at a capacity crisis and is in need of the public’s help.

The shelter has nearly 400 animals in-house and surrender appointments booked up until March 2022. The shelter has taken in 47 animals since November 14th.

They need to get the number of pets back down to a more manageable number for the limited staff. To help with this capacity crisis, starting today they will host a Black Fur-Day special. Pets with black fur will only be $15.

The $15 adoption fee will include their tag, spay/neuter surgery, up-to-date vaccinations, a microchip, and a starter bag of food. HSSM Foster Coordinator Molly Waite said, “In order to be able to keep taking animals, we need to make sure that we are getting some out as well, all of the animals keep coming in. As soon as we get one adopted, three more come in. So, it’s a constant struggle to try to get these animals out fast enough.”

The Black Fur-Day promotion will run up until next Friday.

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