The Long Beach Animal Control Department took in dozens of abandoned cats from Moss Point over the weekend.
Upon hearing that an owner had moved to North Carolina and left 41 cats behind, For Pet’s Sake Rescue came to help.
During the course of this year, the organization has rescued 30 to 40 cats from different hoarding situations.
Without the support of the community, Vanessa Cruz said her efforts would not have been possible.
“It’s a slow process in rescue and building any type of network, whether it be granting, or transporting, or funding. But it’s slowly but surely starting to come together,” Cruz explained.
“The dream is just to be able to help as many cats along the Gulf Coast as possible. We didn’t really have the space or the ability, but we’re making it work. And, because of our community and the Scouts reaching out and us partnering with everybody, we are able to make this work.”
The following Long Beach businesses will accept donations of cat food, flea treatment, towels, cat beds, and cat toys:
The Coffee Box, 578 Klondyke Road
Sister Swank, 200 Jeff Davis Ave, Suite 2
Huff N Puff, 5132 Beatline Road, Suite D
There are also some South Mississippi Cub Scout troops collecting donations.
For Cub Scout Pack 212, the Biloxi Scout Hut is located at 2109 Camp Wilkes Road in Biloxi, and donations may be dropped off Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays between 6:30 pm and 8pm.
Alternatively, you can contact scouts you are familiar with in Troop 212, Pack 212 (Biloxi), Troop 210 (Diamondhead), or Troop 316 (Pass Christian).