Out of the 117 dogs rescued from a double wide mobile home in Stone County, MS. recently, nearly 75 of them are at the Southern Pines Animal Shelter in Hattiesburg MS. According to the Clarion Ledger, dated March 21, 2013, 20 of the dogs are in the care of Dr. Kirk Frazier at his veterinarian clinic. Some unfortunately had to be euthanized due to an aggressive behavior.
25 people were involved in rescuing these dogs from deplorable conditions, after a complaint came in. The owner of the mobile home has turned herself in and faces charges of animal neglect. Now starts the lengthy process of caring for these dogs and the expense of all of their needs.
The Humane Society is helping with some of the expenses, but since these dogs will probably need a lot of medical attention the shelter will still need help from the general public. Some of the dogs have severe skin diseases, eye and ear infections and respiratory infections.
Several female dogs were found that appeared to be lactating, but no babies were found on the premises. Some of the dogs may even be lost dogs that owners have been searching for and the shelter plans to post their pictures in the near future, either to reunite them with their owners or to adopt them out.
This many dogs all at once is probably overwhelming for the shelter that already had several animals, so help of any kind would surely be appreciated. It’s not necessarily dog food that they need, though that would be needed as well. This many dogs will take a lot of cleaning up after, so cleaning supplies, old rags, blankets and towels would be a big help too.
The shelter volunteers also need to be protected when taking care of the dogs that have infections and lesions, so they are also asking for surgical booties and gloves for the staff to wear. Anyone interested can also donate on their website Southern Pines Animal Shelter. People can call the shelter at (601) 544-6632 and ask what else they might need to help care for these dogs.
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