TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Tupelo Humane Society workers loaded up over 50 dogs and cats for a trip to their new homes Saturday.
Foster parents fought back tears as they said their last goodbyes to their foster puppies and cats. Director of the Humane Society, Rachel Allred the parents are apart of the shelter’s Transport Program.
The program allows people to take care of animals until the shelter’s rescue partners can bring them to their new homes.
“Where they have a warm bed and a loving family instead of having a kennel to sit in while they’re waiting for adoption,” she said
Allred said many animals are homeless in Mississippi. The shelter takes in over 2,500 animals each year. She said the transport program helps make room for new rescues.
Humane society employees and volunteers prepared the animals for transport. Rescue partner, Theresa Mandigo said she is happy to bring them to meet their new families in upstate New York.
“It just feels real good to be able to bring these puppies from way down here where you guys are overpopulated, to someplace where they can have a home,” she said.