J.C.A.S. Has Special Needs Adoption Request for Beagle Faith

The Jackson County Animal Shelter (J.C.A.S.) is looking for a special family or individual who is willing to adopt Faith, a four year old Beagle who will need some extra T.L.C. for the next several months as she goes through heartworm treatment.

“This treatment is very intensive and requires a dog to be in a calm environment and have little activity throughout the recovery process,” Shelter Director Diane Robinson explains. “Unfortunately, as much as much as we wish we were able to provide this type of service and setting, the shelter is not an ideal environment for her to be as she goes through the treatment.”

Faith was picked up in the Hurley Community by a Jackson Co. Animal Control Officer in August. A resident who had been trying to catch her for months initiated a successful effort to raise funds to pay for the removal of Faith’s imbedded collar, spay and heartworm treatment. Now that she has recovered from the months on her own and surgery she is ready to begin her heartworm treatment.

Due to the number of animals taken in by the J.C.A.S., it is not feasible for the shelter to treat animals to this extent. The cost of treatment is usually the responsibility of the new owner and shelter also relies heavily on local rescue organizations to assist when they can.

Initially Faith had been in a foster home and was doing well. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, none of which had to do with complications with Faith, she has returned to the shelter. Now she needs someone who is willing to be there for her during her treatment and provide her with the forever loving home she deserves.

If interested in adopting Faith, please contact the Jackson County Animal Shelter at 228-497-6350 or visit the shelter in person to learn more about her. The shelter is located at 4400 Audubon Lane in Gautier, adjacent to the County’s Soccer Complex. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Facebook Page: Visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Have-a-little-FAITH/633726083392699 for more photos of Faith. This Facebook page was set up by the resident who initiated the fundraising effort for Faith.

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