Monday, May 10, 2010

Oxford Lafayette Humane Society Expects Slow Turnout During Summer

The Oxford Lafayette Humane Society anticipates fewer people to adopt pets this upcoming summer. Every summer many Ole Miss students depart town, leaving the shelter with less adopters during those few months. The society says the adoption process is typically quicker during the school year.

The society is a non-profit organization that relies on donations. Their main goal is to provide a home for animals that are unwanted, neglected or abandoned in Oxford and Lafayette county. It stresses that overpopulation is a large problem in town. The number of cats and dogs euthanized by shelters each year can be up to four million in the U.S., according to the Humane Society of the United States.

The organization encourages people that remain in Oxford over the summer to adopt a pet. Also, adopters must be approved before taking their pet home.

The Oxford Lafayette Humane Society hopes that Oxford residents will continue adopt animals at the foster home throughout the summer season. You can contact the society at 559 Highway 7 South or call 662-236-7631.

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