Hope in Hayti (and a puppy rescue!)
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Hope in Hayti (and a puppy rescue!)

The first time I talked to Dave Hollingshead, the street supervisor and defacto dogcatcher for Hayti, Missouri, I learned two things— 1)You pronounce Hayti, not like the Caribbean country, but Hay-tie, as in a bale of hay and a tie that goes with your shirt. 2) the dogs of Hayti are incredibly lucky to have…

Attention Gibson County, Tennessee: Do YOU Know What’s Happening at YOUR Dog Pound?
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Attention Gibson County, Tennessee: Do YOU Know What’s Happening at YOUR Dog Pound?

It was late afternoon on a Thursday when we reached Gibson County dog pound and the kennels were filled with dogs. The pound is tucked into a corner of the fairgrounds and you really have to be looking for it to find it. Mike, the ACO for the dog pound, explained that the pound was…

Anger Won’t Keep the Dogs From Dying
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Anger Won’t Keep the Dogs From Dying

Okay, the first thing I need you to do before you read this post is park your anger somewhere. You’ll need to set it aside and listen with an open mind and heart. And remember that anger won’t solve this problem. Hate won’t help you either. When we finally exited off the beautiful Natchez Trace…

What Money and Support Can Do When It Comes to Saving Dogs
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What Money and Support Can Do When It Comes to Saving Dogs

Only an hour from Corinth where they are struggling to raise money for the shelter by sitting outside the supermarket collecting donations is a beautiful, brand-new 2 million dollar shelter teeming with staff and resources. Tupelo-Lee Humane Society is blessed with

Raising the Roof at Corinth-Alcorn
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Raising the Roof at Corinth-Alcorn

“What people need to understand is that they aren’t collectibles.” This was a comment made by Corinth City’s ACO, Stephen, in reference to the number of pit bulls that populate the shelter and that he picks up in his work. “They all want certain colors. They should get a box of crayons.” We met Stephen…

Moving Puppies Out of the Midsouth
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Moving Puppies Out of the Midsouth

After spending part of our day at the Ripley Trade Market nightmare, it was wonderful to spend some time with Meridith Perry, the president of Midsouth Animal Welfare Foundation, whose rescue partners with OPH(our rescue) in Mississippi to save dogs. Blond, petite, and determined, Meridith has never known a time when she wasn’t rescuing animals….