Thursday, December 8, 2005
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To the citizens of Marshall County and Holly Springs:
Preserve Marshall County & Holly Springs Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of those natural and built assets which comprise the rich cultural heritage unique to Holly Springs and its environs in Marshall County, Mississippi; doing so, we serve to educate and enrich the public of this regions unique legacy.
Marshall County Humane Society News
Humane Society gives helpful suggestions of great gift ideas for pets
Tis the season to get your Christmas shopping done. If youre wondering what to get your precious pet, the Marshall County Humane Society has a few suggestions, based on numerous personal interviews with recipients, about what pets really want.
Number one on the list is a spay for females or a neuter for males. This one is a present to you as well since you dont have to put up with the chaos an in-heat female always arouses before producing another litter to care for or spend nearly as much time chasing your male whos after the female. In addition, the younger your pet is fixed, the smaller its chances of getting a hormone-related health problem in later life such as mammary or prostate cancer.
The Humane Societys low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic is open every Tuesday (except Dec. 13). For your appointment call 662-252-6196. If you get the answering machine, please leave a message and we will return your call.
If your pet is already spayed or neutered, an excellent choice would be getting its teeth cleaned. Pets build up plaque and tartar on their teeth just like we do. Its the brown stain at the base of your animals teeth. The greater the buildup, the more bacteria proliferate, making the gums more porous and allowing bacteria to enter the bloodstream.
Tooth cleaning is especially important in
older pets since, as they age, their immune systems
become less effective, becoming less able to cope with
A good method for identification is always good, especially if that ad we keep seeing is true that onethird of all pets will get lost at some time. Dogs need more than a rabies tag; their ID should at least include your current phone number. Cats are a tougher problem since they should never wear collars. A microchip might be a good solution but do a little research first. As with all new technology, some are better than others.
For animals having a hard time getting around, think about movable steps, elevated food dishes or orthopedic beds. Nightlights can be great for pets with vision problems.
The best gift of all is your daily love and attention. A few minutes a day brushing and grooming is always welcome. An old hairbrush works if you dont have a grooming brush.
For information on fostering, adoptions or about the Humane Society, call 662-564-2900. Correspondence and donations should be sent to the Marshall County Humane Society, P.O. Box 625, Holly Springs, MS 38635.
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