Hub City Humane Society earns national distinction

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Hub City Humane Society has been named in the top ten Emergency Placement Partners in 2013 by the Humane Society of the United States.

Emergency Placement Partners are animal agencies that work to provide ongoing care and permanent homes for animals saved in large scale rescue missions, including natural disasters, puppy mills, hoarders, extreme neglect, and animal fighting. Nationwide, the HSUS has nearly 300 placement partners.

In 2013, Hub City took in numerous rescued animals and also participated in a number of the rescues. Working with the HSUS they have provided veterinary care, rehabilitation, and placement in loving homes. In all they were able to help care for nearly 100 rescued dogs and cats last year.

"We're very excited that we were recognized," said Virginia Cheatham, manager Hub City Humane Society. "It was a big undertaking for our staff. They do a great job getting the facility ready and caring for the animals when they arrive."

"Although every placement is deeply valued, these ten groups went above and beyond to help rescued animals from large scale crisis situations," said Michelle Casino, manager of the Emergency Placement Program.

The Humane Society of South Mississippi in Gulfport also was named in the top ten.

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