(WMC-TV) – The Tunica County Humane Society is in crisis mode and are in desperate need of people to step up and adopt dogs.
Pandora is a dog just rescued from a horrible situation in Tunica County. She is just one dog who found her way to the humane society at a time of year when the number of dogs needing homes is sky high.
"The deputy told me she had rocks thrown at her. She was poked with sticks. The day we got her, somebody tried to pour hot water on her to get her out of an air conditioner unit," explained Tunica Humane Society Director Sandy Williams.
Williams said she doubts the two month old puppy has ever been loved or even touched by a human being.
But it is not just Pandora that it challenging the humane society. It is all of the dogs that are brought in. The humane society is at capacity.
"It's very overwhelming. We get in several dogs a week and when you only have one or two adoptions per month, it doesn't take long for us to get into trouble," said Williams.
Williams said while a lot of people travel to Tunica to try their luck at winning a hand, they rarely stop to adopt one of man's best friends. The humane society is forced to turn some animals away.
"Sometimes we're in a position where we have to turn surrenders away, they come back that night and throw them over our fence," explained Williams.
In the hot summer, Williams said strays are more likely to reproduce, adding to the problem.
"I have amazing animals. Very loveable, very adoptable animals and they are lingering in this shelter when they have so much to offer," said Williams.
For more information on the Tunica Humane Society, click here.