Key Club Sponsors “Harvest for Hounds”
On Friday November 7, students from St. Patrick High School collected cat and dog food, treats, toys, and items the Humane Society was in need of. The event was sponsored by Key Club for “Harvest for Hounds” to benefit the Humane Society of South Mississippi. Charlene Harris and Katherine Smith were the volunteers who picked up the items. The volunteers stated that the items were especially needed due to the high number of pets in the shelter.
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is the largest animal welfare organization in the state of Mississippi. In 2013, HSSM cared for approximately 10,000 homeless pets in a community where we should be seeing only 7,500 to 8,000 each year.
HSSM is an independently operated nonprofit organization. They depend on the support of the community to shelter and care for nearly 10,000 homeless pets and provide spay/neuter, pet identification and other services for an additional 10,000 community-owned pets each year.
Story by: Hannah Janus