Improved shelters planned for DeSoto’s growing pet population

By , Special to The Daily Memphian Updated: March 15, 2022 4:00 AM CT | Published: March 15, 2022 4:00 AM CT

Hernando, Horn Lake are seeing an increase in stray animals.


DeSoto County Hernando Horn Lake animal shelter Chip Johnson Allen Latimer North Mississippi
Toni Lepeska

Toni Lepeska

Toni Lepeska is a freelance reporter for The Daily Memphian. The 34-year veteran of newspaper journalism is an award-winning essayist and covers a diversity of topics, always seeking to reveal the human story behind the news. Toni, who grew up in Cayce, Mississippi, is a graduate of the University of Mississippi. To learn more, visit

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