FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Members of a Hattiesburg organization which has been helping to provide foster homes for lost or unwanted pets is hoping a fundraising event Saturday evening will help them build a permanent shelter for those animals.
The Hub City Humane Society co-hosted a dinner, raffle and silent auction at the Dixie Elks Lodge. The event benefitted their organization and Hattiesburg Dixie Youth Baseball.
The Hub City Humane Society was founded last spring, by some former employees and veterinary staff of the Southern Pines Animal Shelter, who left that organization because of apparent widespread dissatisfaction with a former executive director.
Now, they are making progress towards opening a shelter of their own.
"In March, we applied for our non-profit status and since then, we have been taking in some animals, adopting out and trying to raise some money," said Alisha May, treasurer for the Hub City Humane Society. "We did a raffle earlier last year and so now, we're just trying to get up and going," May said.
She said the organization is hoping to build its shelter in Lamar County.