A new partnership between a local business and the Humane Society of South Mississippi has been formed to help HSSM find homes for a record number of pets this month.
Floor Trader will cover the standard $50 adoption fees until the end of June by offering adoption certificates to customers or any qualified applicant wishing to adopt a pet.
Co-owner Vicki Rhodes said they will hand out as many certificates as they need to get a home for the pets.
“We are all big animal lovers,” she said. “We’re trying to be more community-minded and help where we can.”
Floor Trader, which has store locations in Gautier, Gulfport and Mobile, also is encouraging communities to get involved by collecting pet supplies to donate to HSSM.
Among the much-needed supplies are pet food, KMR kitten formula, Esbilac puppy formula, Kong dog toys, cat toys, blankets, bleach, Dawn dishwashing liquid, bath towels and garbage bags.
“We’re asking our customers and people who drive by our stores every day to drop these items off to us so we can get them to the Humane Society,” Rhodes said.
“The need of the Humane Society is extensive, and if we can help adopt out some of these animals and collect supplies, we are going to do everything we can,” said Lauren Rhodes-Braden, social marketing/promotions director.