- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 31, 2018

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - A new animal shelter has opened in Mississippi after 13 years of planning.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the new home of the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society opened Tuesday. It is nearly three times larger than the building it is replacing.

The local Humane Society president, J.S. Quimby, says it can hold more than 450 animals at maximum capacity. Quimby says about 7,000 animals are brought into the shelter each year.

The new facility has a controlled heating and cooling system to help minimize the spread of diseases. It has a family-friendly space for adoptions and a clinic for animals to be spayed or neutered.

Director Rachel Allred says most animals should be moved from the old shelter to the new one by the end of the week.


Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, http://djournal.com

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