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Project STOP features community leaders, pet lovers

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(WMC-TV) - The Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County is putting faces on the problem of pet overpopulation. Their latest campaign is called Project STOP.

The Memphis Humane Society is taking on pet overpopulation and calling it Project STOP.

"STOP stands for Solving The Overpopulation Problem," said Katie Pemberton, Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County. "And, the goal is providing these services to people who otherwise couldn't afford it such as when we do low cost or free vaccinations, or low cost or free spay neuter, or low cost micro-chip."

The humane society holds vaccination, spay-neuter and micro-chip clinics throughout the year for needy pet owners but now, they want to take it to the streets.

"The mobile spay-neuter unit is what we hope to use to accomplish 4,000 to 6,000 spays and neuters a year and really reduce the intake at our municipal shelters, and at our facility and at rescue groups," explained Pemberton.

And the photos they are taking of well-known and not so well known people throughout the community will be front and center. The one thing everyone in the photos have in common is their passion for animals.

"And, we're gonna put all those photos together in a photo mosaic to form the word 'STOP' and that's gonna go on the side of our mobile spay-neuter unit, once we get that up and running," said Pemberton.

The photos will also be placed inside the humane society building, as well as on its website and Facebook page.

"The goal of that was really to just bring Memphians together and really everyone just say, 'We 've had enough of this, we're going to stop it.'"

For more information about this movement, visit the humane society's website: http://www.memphishumane.org

You can also call (901) 937-3900 for more information.

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