Mutts in South Jersey Animal Shelters Await Adoption

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VINELAND, N.J. -

The Cumberland County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (CCSPCA) has plenty of mutts up for adoption.

A "mutt" is described as a dog of mixed breed or uncertain origin.

Monday, July 31st, was National Mutt Day, and shelter animals across South Jersey are waiting for a second chance.

While some people might think pure-bred canines are the best pets, Bev Greco, executive director of South Jersey Regional Animal Shelter in Vineland, said adopting a mutt is nothing to shy away from.

"Mutts, generally, of course, have a much larger DNA pool, which means they may do better health wise," said Greco. "It may also erase out some of the behavior issues that can be typical with specific breeds."

To find out how you can give a mutt a fresh start, visit SouthJerseyRegionalAnimalShelter.org.

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