Shelter aims to save 11 animals from euthanasia

By Emily Le Coz/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – Eleven dogs who have spent several weeks locked in cages desperately need homes before it’s too late.
The pets reside at the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society, which is quickly running out of space to house them. Like three-fourths of all animals brought to the shelter, these 11 will be euthanized unless adopted within one week.
“We have no choice,” said TLHS Executive Director Debbie Hood. “We don’t have room.”
Shelter staff chose to highlight these 11 dogs because they’re the best behaved among the longest-staying residents.
“They are highly adoptable,” Hood said. “We have no issues with them, and it’d be a shame to see them euthanized. They’d make excellent family pets.”
Eight females and three males of various breeds and ages await families. Some, like Bonnie the Chihuahua or Mek Mek the chocolate lab, have been at the shelter since March. Others came in April or May.
To view all the dogs, visit the shelter’s website at
It costs $75 to adopt a dog, and the price includes a spay/neuter operation, the first shots, bordetella, microchipping and up to 45 days of Shelter Care Insurance.

Adopt a dog
– The Tupelo-Lee Humane Society is located at 2400 S. Gloster St. and is open Monday through Saturday. Call (662) 841-6500 or visit