Dogs or cats the preferred pet?
More than half of all homes in South Mississippi own a pet and nearly 20 percent more in each county have a dog than a cat. According to yallbusiness.com, 27,551 more residents in the three Coast counties own one or more dogs than cats. By county the numbers are:
Hancock Harrison Jackson
Own a pet 60% 55% 58%
Own a dog 47% 42% 45%
Own a cat 29% 25% 25%
-- yallbusiness.com, U.S. Census Bureau