HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The folks at a Hattiesburg animal shelter have received a generous donation from a local school which will help them house homeless pets. The Hub City Humane Society has been given 10 former portable classrooms from the old location of Presbyterian Christian School.
They will be used to house cats and small dogs. They will also provide space for offices, a children's learning center and supplies.
About half of them have already been transported to the shelter's permanent location, which is the old Davis Timber Company site on Jackson Road.
"We'll have more room, we'll be able to operate as a shelter now," said Virginia Cheatham, shelter manager. "We'll have a little bit more structure and have everything in one place, which will be a lot of fun," she said.
"I think the (classrooms) have been out here about 15 years, but there is still a lot of use in them and I'm sure that they can use them there at the shelter," said Allen Smithers, headmaster at Presbyterian Christian School.
Shelter staff say it will take a few months to complete work on modifying the classrooms.