Harrison County

More than 100 show up to adopt 'designer' dogs at HSSM

By 10:30 a.m. this morning, 112 people had taken numbers to adopt pedigreed dogs at the Humane Society of South Mississippi.

Within the first 30 minutes, 11 dogs had been adopted. They are among 75 brought in to the shelter Monday by a self-confessed animal hoarder from Pearl River County.

One man was in line at 5:50 a.m. to be first in line. Buddy Sullivan of Saucier left with a Boston terrier to replace a Jack Russell terrier that had recently died.

HSSM Director Tara High said publicity on the adoptions also has attracted a few dozen people who are looking for other pets. She called the response to the sudden increase in animals "a big, silver lining."

Read more about this story in Thursday's Sun Herald.