Desoto County News

Pets’tember proves successful

Photo: DeSoto County Animal Services Director Monica Mock reports the results of the department’s Pets’tember vaccination and adoption promotion to the county Board of Supervisors. (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County News)

DeSoto County animal lovers took full advantage of the county’s Animal Services vaccination offer during the month of September.

Called Pets’tember, discounts were offered for animal vaccines, tests, microchips, and adoptions.

Animal Services Director Monica Mock said the county’s animal shelter, at 1251 Humane Way in Nesbit, was visited by 200 people during the month of September.

During the month, 153 animals received microchips, there were 115 tests administered, and 272 vaccines given.

A total of 40 dogs, 34 cats, and three rabbits were adopted during the month, said Animal Services Director Monica Mock.

Bob Bakken

Bob Bakken is the most recognized and most trusted name in DeSoto County news and sports reporting, as readers continue to express their appreciation for his accuracy and fairness in the stories he writes. Bob is also heard on 95.3 The Rebel twice a week with sports updates and high school football play-by-play broadcasts in the fall. A former newspaper editor and writer, his award-winning background also includes television news producing, sports media relations, and radio broadcasting.

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