Mississippi residents looking for pets that were lost or left behind during Hurricane Katrina, should go to the temporary emergency animal shelter in Hattiesburg to see if their pet has been recovered. The facility is not taking phone calls at this time.
More than 500 animals are currently at the Hattiesburg facility. These are animals rescued from southern Mississippi counties.
Persons coming to the shelter should bring as much evidence as possible of their residence and their ownership of the animal. This will be a controlled process to ensure that animals are reunited with their rightful owners.
The shelter is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and located at:
Forrest County Multipurpose Center
952 Sullivan Drive, Barn E
Hattiesburg, Miss. 39401
Off Route 49, southeast of Hattiesburg
Also, the animal shelters in both Hattiesburg, Miss., and Gonzales, La., are not taking any more unsolicited, in-kind donations of supplies. The shelters are at capacity with supplies and cannot manage any more.
For more information on animal disaster response on the Gulf Coast, go to www.hsus.org.