20 dogs drive cross country to find their forever home in San Diego

ENCINITAS, Calif. (KGTV) - San Diego County has 20 more dogs that need to be adopted after a van arrived at the Rancho Coastal Humane Society Thursday from Mississippi.

“This is a great day for San Diego,” said Rancho Coastal Humane Society Public Relations Director John Van Zante.

Three people from the St. Francis Animal Sanctuary in Mississippi drove the dogs to Encinitas the past three days.

“We don’t have as many people to care for the animals,” said Pam Perez.

The dogs will make way for new lost or abandoned dogs in Mississippi.

Van Zante said the exchange highlights a cultural difference between San Diego and Mississippi.  He said fewer people spay or neuter their dogs and cats in the South.

“As a result, they constantly have more dogs and cats than they know what to do with,” he said. “It’s irresponsible. They know the possible outcome of that.”

The Mississippi dogs, which range in age from five-months to two-years-old, can be up for adoption as early as next week.


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