Last-chance pets get their own page on shelter site

By Emily Le Coz/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – The Tupelo-Lee Humane Society will spotlight dogs and cats with a rapidly approaching death sentence through a new link on its website.
Pets At Risk features photographs and descriptions of animals who have been at the shelter longer than one month and now face euthanasia.
Shelter officials said the page gives healthy, lovable pets one last chance at life before they’re put down. Lack of space at the cramped facility forces staff to euthanize an average of 500 pets each month.
“There are just so many on there right now,” said Emily Morris, the shelter’s rescue co-coordinator. “The sooner they get out, the better.”
Launched this week, the page showcases 37 puppies and dogs who will be put down if not quickly adopted. They include Norman, a three-month-old border collie with bright eyes and a soft coat of fur.
Also featured is an 11-year-old Husky mix named Cinnamon who was dropped off by owners because they were moving and could not take her along.
Although not currently listed, at-risk cats soon will be added to the page, too.
Morris said she doesn’t know exactly when the featured animals will be euthanized. Each case is determined individually. But she said none will survive long unless given a permanent home.
emily.lecoz@journalinc.com

At-Risk Pets
VIEW Tupelo-Lee Humane Society pets who need immediate homes or face euthanasia at www.tupeloleehumane.org/petsatrisk