UPDATE: Record number of animals euthanized at shelter

By Danza Johnson/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – If more people don’t get their pets spayed and neutered, the 102 animals that had to be euthanized at the Lee-Tupelo Humane Society last weekend could become a normal occurrence.
With the shelter well over capacity and with more requests for animals to be taken in, Director Debbie Hood and her staff had no choice but put down 39 dogs and 64 cats. With most of the animals being healthy, Hood said it was hard on all the employees to have to watch so many die.
“It was a very hard holiday for our staff,” said Hood. “That was the most animals I’d had to euthanize at one time since I’ve been here. We all took it very hard. Everyone works here does it because we love animals, so to have to go through that was very difficult.”
Even after euthanizing 102 animals the shelter was still full with 220 others.

For information and pricing on getting your pet spayed or neutered contact your local veterinarian. Also you can call the North Mississippi Spay and Neuter Clinic at (662) 210-7729

Read more in Friday’s NEMS Daily Journal newspaper.