Crying puppy saved by city workers
By SUE WATSON
City street department workers called to a storm water drain cover Wednesday, helped retrieve a puppy that had fallen into the curb side drain.
The puppy is one of a litter of seven and the mother living in the Park Street area of Holly Springs.
Gregory Smith and his mother Melissa, adopted the saved puppy on the spot. The others that were captured with the help of Lacey Brown, animal control officer with the City of Holly Springs, were taken to the Humane Societys Adoption Center.
Children playing in the area said they heard the puppy crying below in the storm water drain and called for assistance.
Melissa Smith said she had been feeding the homeless puppies and mother for about a week.
Anyone interested in adopting any of the remaining puppies or the mother, in making donations or providing volunteer service may call the Marshall County Humane Society at 564-2900.
In other Humane Society news, Teresa Gilland of Sturgis, Kentucky, called to provide some corrections to a story about her accident and the rescue of her puppy Marshall, that appeared in the February 23 issue (front page).
Gilland, 44, said she was returning from a trip to Birmingham, Ala., to see her doctor and was travelling onward to Arkansas to visit her son on U.S. 78 near Holly Springs when her accident took place.
Patrolman Johnny Smith and the wrecker driver retrieved just over $380 dollars in cash, not the amount reported in the article, that was thrown out of her purse onto the roadside during the accident, Gilland said.
She is recuperating from a rib that was cracked in two places and a bruised lung and kidney, she said.
She makes regular trips to Alabama for medical purposes and said she knows the road well.
Im lucky because Ive been travelling this road over five years and have not had an accident, Gilland said. God was with me. It is remarkable that Marshall (the puppy) was thrown out of the van and survived.
I do not believe, with all my heart, anybody was supposed to walk away from my vehicle. I thank God, too, I was not on my way back to Arkansas with my two-year-old grandson with me.
She said she often takes her grandson with her on trips.
Gilland said she plans to be back in Holly Springs March 21 to meet with the Marshall County Humane Society.
She praised the people of Holly Springs for the help she received from the Humane Society with Marshall and for other goodnesses.
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