Thursday, September 20, 2007

Homeward Bound relocates Mississippi pets

By Bonnie Coblentz

MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Supply and demand forces are saving pet lives in Mississippi and making puppies and kittens available to owners in the Northeast.

Krista Gazzola, a second-year veterinary student at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has a soft place in her heart for young strays.

“When I got to Starkville last fall, I started picking up puppies and young adult dogs off the side of the road and trying to find them homes,” Gazzola said. “I thought to myself, ‘If I don’t figure out a way to find more homes, then I’m going to have about 80 million dogs by the time I get out of vet school.’”