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You can be part of humane society's next campaign

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(WMC-TV) - The Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County is working on a new campaign in an effort to stop pet overpopulation and preventable disease in the Memphis community.

"Project STOP encompasses any assistance that we give to pet owners in the community, from free or low-cost spay/neuter to free or low-cost vaccinations and low-cost microchipping," said Alexis Amorose, executive director. "We are working to assist low-income families and those who otherwise could not afford it with needed care for their pets, and whenever possible, we offer that assistance right in their neighborhood. We never want affordability or accessibility to prevent people from taking proper care of their pets."

Project STOP will aim at putting an end to pet overpopulation, preventable disease, and lost pets ending up in shelters, and as a result the organization hopes the efforts will lead to a decrease in animal abandonment, cruelty, abuse, and neglect. The humane society is hoping this campaign will not only help to raise awareness, but to also help them get a mobile spay/neuter unit up and running in the Bluff City. The unit would help provide spay and neutering services to low-income Memphians in every neighborhood at an affordable cost. That unit will also be part of solving the overpopulation problem this campaign is trying to put a stop to.

The campaign will feature a photo mosaic of about 100 Memphians, each posing for a photo with something written on their hand that they want to see come to an end, such as pet overpopulation, dog fighting, abandonment, abuse, preventable suffering, etc. So far, several community leaders have stepped up to be part of the campaign, which is being shot by Focus for the Good Photography.

To make the campaign extra special, the humane society is offering to open the photo sessions up to the public. The first 10 people who read this story right here at WMCTV.COM and contact Katie Pemberton can get their photos taken and be part of the campaign.

If you are interested, you must be available either of the following times:

  • Saturday, February 9 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

In order to be considered for the campaign, e-mail Katie Pemberton at kpemberton@memphishumane.org and tell her you heard about this opportunity from WMCTV.COM.

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