Overcrowding at the Humane Society in Gulfport
With more than 400 animals currently living at the Humane Society of South Mississippi, overcrowding is becoming a major issue.
The capacity of the shelter is around 287, leaving some dogs and cats to share the same pen. Nearly 200 cats are in foster care and will return to the shelter within two weeks to be put up for adoption. The shelter is running adoption specials for the entire month of August, including the Feline Frenzy and Lonely Hearts dog specials going on right now.
Katie King with the Human Society of South Mississippi urges anyone and everyone to get out and adopt. “We have 199 cats on foster care and about half of those cats will come back to the shelter to be adopted within the next two weeks when they are old enough to be adopted or if they’ve been out on foster care to get their meds, they’ll come back when they are healthy enough to be adopted. So, we are expecting even more animals within the next couple of weeks.”
If you aren’t interested in adopting but still want to help the cause you can donate to the Humane Society of South Mississippi’s ‘Chicken Soup’ fund which provides medical treatment to sick and injured animals at the shelter.