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Petal seeking to lower number of abandoned, neglected animals

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PETAL, Miss. (WDAM) – The City of Petal is trying to crack down on deserted and neglected animals. It has just lately employed a brand new animal warden to take a chew out of crime for individuals who would mistreat and neglect their pets.

Officer Todd Wilson took the job of serving the group in thoughts but additionally serving to to defend the animals which might be victimized by their house owners.

“It’s a very big problem. I get probably 40 calls the eight hours that I work, and I get calls at home, I even get calls from other counties,” stated Wilson.

“The animal has no food, no shelter, nothing and you just dump it out. We wouldn’t do that to our worst enemy and you’re going to do that to an animal? That’s just unreal, and it falls under the line of animal cruelty and it can be a felony,” Wilson added.

Wilson encourages those that have pets to maintain them safe and supply them with correct care and diet.

If you’re unable to look after a pet, there are sometimes alternate options somewhat than abandoning them.

A household or pal could also be a supply of offering a brand new residence to your pet, alternatively, native shelters, rescue teams, and veterinarians can. They might also give you the option to furnish a listing of fosters that may quickly home the canine or cat till it may be adopted.

Always enable time for the method to work, don’t anticipate to undertake out your pet in a matter of a day or two. Officials say it takes time.

Many shelters are already fighting capability and when a brand new animal arrives. Animals should be quarantined and given photographs to defend the inhabitants being housed there. This in flip is an additional monetary burden to shelters which might be already struggling to meet the wants of the animals of their care.

Last yr, there have been over 300 deserted canine collected within the City of Petal.

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