HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Dozens of homeless pets have found permanent, loving homes, thanks to an annual event at a Hattiesburg animal shelter that honors a teenager who died in a tragic accident two years ago.
More than 40 cats and kittens were adopted Saturday, free-of-charge, during the third annual, "Quin's Day" at Southern Pines Animal Shelter.
The event waives the usual adoption fees and honors Quin Thomson, a 17-year-old student at Sacred Heart School, who was killed in a car wreck in 2013.
"We've actually adopted about three pets from here so far, so we thought it would be a good time to come out," said Brenda Borresen, one of the shelter visitors who adopted a cat. "It's real sweet to see a lot of people coming out and taking a look."
"It's really touching to see how many community members have come out to adopt kittens and cats in need, but also to make donations to sponsor cats and kittens that still need help," said Ginny Sims, shelter manager.
Sims said "Quin's Day" is being extended through Sunday. Shelter hours Sunday are from 12-5 p.m.