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Pet Of The Week

Pet Of The Week
Pet Of The Week
Anita
There was no holding back the excitement for this wriggly, adorable girl!  Anita, a three-month-old Beagle/Terrier mix, wanted to see everything and meet everyone while she was in our studios.  She’s still a puppy, but will still be a canine dynamo as an adult.  An active family with children would be perfect for this lively gal—she has so much love in her heart that she'll never run out.  Bring a little excitement into your forever home—adopt Anita today!
Kroger Community Rewards®
Swipe your Kroger Plus Shopper's Card every time you make a purchase, and a donation will be made to the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society.  Save money and save animals—click here for more information!
Tupelo-Lee Humane Society
Tupelo-Lee Humane Society
Tupelo-Lee Humane Society
2400 South Gloster Street
Tupelo, Mississippi 38801
(662) 841-6500
WTVA is a proud supporter of the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society, and encourages our viewers to consider giving a shelter pet a forever home.  Every year countless animals suffer or die from neglect, and the Humane Society of the United States and its partner independent shelters work hard to save these innocent lives.  Adopting a dog or cat not only helps reduce animal overpopulation, it can also enrich our lives in so very many ways.

Be sure to watch WTVA every Friday on WTVA News At Noon to meet a special animal available for adoption at Tupelo-Lee Humane Society.

For more information on the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society, please visit their site.

We also encourage you to visit the sites of the Humane Society of the United States and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to learn more about how you can help keep innocent animals safe, healthy, and happy.
Spaying/Neutering Your Pets
An estimated 6 million homeless animals enter animal shelters each year in the United States, and less than half of those are ever adopted.  The rest are euthanized, instead of going to loving homes and bringing happiness to human lives.  And these helpless animals are not just strays—some are puppies and kittens of cherished family pets, and it's not unusual to find a purebred being euthanized only for lack of a good home.

But there's a very simple solution to this terrible problem—spaying and neutering.  By spaying or neutering your pet, you prevent unwanted puppies, kittens, and other animals from being abandoned and neglected.  Many communities offer low-cost or free spay/neuter programs, providing birth control that is 100% effective.

And not only does spaying/neutering reduce the number of unwanted animals, it can also help them to lead happier and healthier lives.  Spaying females can prevent ovarian, uterine, and mammary cancers.  Neutering can reduce aggression and bad behavior such as territorial marking and roaming.  Any way you look at it, spaying or neutering has few risks, and can lead to a longer life for your beloved pet.

Help stop pet overpopulation now—spay or neuter, and be proud that you are saving innocent animal lives everywhere!

Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic
(662) 210-SPAY (7729)

Having trouble paying for your pet's spaying/neutering?  Thanks to a grant from Mississippi's "I Care For Pets" license plate fund, low-income pet owners are eligible for financial assistance in getting their pets spayed or neutered.  Contact the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society or the Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic for more information!
Mississippi Dog And Cat Pet Protection Law Of 2011
On April 26, 2011, Governor Haley Barbour signed Senate Bill 2821, which is now known as the Mississippi Dog and Cat Pet Protection Law of 2011.  This law allows people who continue to abuse and neglect dogs and cats to be charged with a felony.  Plus, it clearly defines what constitutes neglect and cruelty, making it easier to report crimes against animals.

Read the bill here, or a PDF version here.  And continue to encourage your representatives to support animal rights!
Urgently Needed Donations
This week, the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society urgently needs kitten chow and puppy chowFoster homes are also needed.

For other much-needed donations, please be sure to visit the shelter's wish list.  And don't forget—there are many other ways to help the shelter, such as fostering or volunteering!
Pet Fostering
Want to help our animal pals, but aren't always available?  Consider fostering a shelter pet!  For two-week periods, you can take care of a shelter pet, helping it to grow up happy and healthy while waiting for a forever home.  For more information about fostering, please e-mail info@tupeloleehumane.org.
Adoptable Dogs And Cats
Tupelo-Lee Humane Society Adoptable Dogs Tupelo-Lee Humane Society Adoptable Cats
Open Adoption Weekends
Can't make it to the shelter?  No problem!  Meet some of the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society's most lovable cats and dogs on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Tupelo location of PetSmart.  And if you fall in love with a furry new friend, you can adopt them on the spot!

Visit PetSmart at 1074 Cross Creek Drive in Tupelo, near the intersection of Highway 45 and Barnes Crossing Road.

PetSmart

Open Adoption Weekends is made possible through
the generous support of PetSmart.  Thank you!
Animal Tips
It’s the Christmas season, and everyone is thinking about gifts for their loved ones.  With so many pets needing forever homes, you would think an adopted pet would make the perfect gift, but you just might be wrong.  Giving a shelter pet to someone who isn’t prepared for one could be disastrous, and result in the poor animal winding up right back in the shelter—or suffering a worse fate.

Shelter pet adoption is a great gift, but remember, it’s a gift best given to yourself.  You should never give a shelter pet as a gift to someone who hasn’t expressed interest in having a pet, or who isn’t capable of caring for the animal for its entire life.  A much better idea which still helps our furry friends is to make a donation to your local shelter in that person’s name.  Now that is a great gift!
Donations
As a nonprofit organization, the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society relies heavily on donations of time, money, and supplies to keep our pets healthy and happy while they wait for loving homes.  If you'd like to donate to the Society, please be sure to visit their wish list.
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