The Humane Society of the United States assisted the Jones County Sheriff’s Department in removing 55 dogs and 34 cats from a large-scale cruelty situation in Jones County, Mississippi. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks and Southern Cross Animal Rescue also participated in the rescue.
The Jones County Sheriff’s Department served a search and seizure warrant on a 161-acre property at approximately 7 a.m. on July 11. The animals appeared to suffer from a lack of veterinary care and were housed in conditions typically seen in severe neglect situations.
The Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Rescue Team has safely transported the animals to a temporary emergency shelter in a nearby location, where they are being examined by Dr. Kirk Frazier from All Animals Veterinary Clinic and receiving any necessary immediate medical treatment. RedRover responders are assisting in the caretaking of the animals at the temporary shelter.
“All animals should have access to adequate veterinary care and none should be forced to live in conditions like we have seen today,” said Sára Varsa, vice president of the Humane Society of the United States Animal Rescue Team. “We are thankful to the Southern Cross Animal Rescue and other organizations that have answered the call to help these animals.”