Thursday, October 5, 2006
Marshall County Humane Society News
Spay/Neuter program celebrates anniversary
This week is a big milestone for the Marshall County Humane Society; it’s the seventh anniversary of our Spay/Neuter Program. On October 7, 1999, Dr. Isis Johnson and her Spay/Neuter Bus made their first official, open-for business appearance in Holly Springs in the parking lot behind Christ Episcopal Church.
Seven years later, thanks to our Supervisors, we have a real clinic with a roof and running water and everything, and we’re still going strong.
Since our beginning Dr. Johnson has “fixed” 5,140 cats and dogs, way more than half of them females.
Although Marshall County still has a stray animal problem, our Spay/Neuter Program is beginning to actually make a difference. More and more people are becoming aware of the importance to their animal’s health and the community at large of spaying and neutering and of getting their animals fixed at an early age.
A very practical reason to get your dog fixed while it’s young is the cost. The Spay/Neuter Clinic only requires them to be 3 months old and charges by weight so it’s less expensive, especially if your dog is one of the larger breeds.
Although weight isn’t a factor in fixing cats, a female cat can come into heat as young as four months old. It can be a grandmother by the time she’s a year old.
Spaying or neutering before your animal matures physically also prevents many hormone-related problems in later life such as prostate or mammary cancer. It also prevents development of problem behaviors like running away to chase a female in heat and fighting over her, and male cats won’t learn to spray your furniture.
Now that you see all these good reasons, make your appointment at the Spay/Neuter Clinic by calling 662-252-6196. We’re open every Wednesday. Animals are dropped off between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. and picked up at 4:30 p.m.
Congratulations to Nancy Haley for winning 14 pounds of Fresh Step cat litter in the drawing. She’ll make good use of it, I’m sure, and let us know if it really is that good.
Join us Saturday, October 14, for Second Saturday, the Humane Society’s farmers’ and flea market at the VFW in Holly Springs. They’ll be open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. selling everything but animals. If you’re interested in a booth call Lynn Pullen at 901-490- 8553.
For information on adoptions, fostering and everything but the Spay/Neuter Clinic call 662-564- 2900.
Correspondence and donations should be sent to the Marshall County Humane Society, P.O. Box 625, Holly Springs, MS 38635.
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - October 3, 1996
First election Tuesday for new municipality of Snow Lake
The Town of Snow Lake will hold its first general election on Oct. 8, with two candidates seeking the mayor’s office and nine candidates vying for five seats on the board of aldermen. The town was incorporated in July.
Byhalia’s fire station dedicated this Friday
The dedication of the new Byhalia Fire Department will be held this Friday. Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance George Dale, who is also the State Fire Marshall, will be the special guest speaker. The 3,650 square foot metal and brick building has two fire bays and a small meeting room.
Invited to dinner
Chief Petty Officer Mike Haley, stationed aboard the submarine Norfolk, as a medic, was picked as one of the officers to have dinner with the U.S. Ambassador to Israel recently. He is a 1980 graduate of Holly Springs High School and the son of Edwin and Melva Haley of Red Banks.
25 Years Ago - October 1, 1981
Firemen of the Holly Springs Volunteer Fire Department presented former Alderman John Dabney Brown with a plaque for his contributions to building the Holly Springs Fire Department. Fire Chief Joe Fant presented Brown the plaque for service to building a strong department over the past 40 years. Fant said that when Brown became a volunteer fireman in 1936, firefighting ability in Holly Springs was almost non-existent.
Betty Tucker selected Miss Alcorn at Lorman
Betty Tucker of Holly Springs will be crowned Miss Alcorn State University at the Coronation Ball on the Lorman campus. She is the daughter of Lucy Tucker and Joseph Holland, both of Holly Springs. She is a senior chemistry/biology major, hoping to work as an analytical chemist upon graduation. She is a graduate of Holly Springs High School and hopes to pursue a master’s and doctoral degrees.
50 Years Ago - October 4, 1956
Carole Jean Brown is Holly Hi football queen
Members of the Holly Hi Tigers royal court are Carole Jean Brown, queen; Joye Crowe and Joan Buford; maids. The Holly Hi Tigers took Germantown 31-0 in the homecoming game.
Beverly Brooks named County Forest Queen
Beverly Brooks was named County Forest Queen in the annual Queen of the Forest contest. Alternates are Carolyn Hogan, first; Mary Inez Boswell, second. Mrs. Martha Davis Green, last year’s queen, crowned Miss Brooks.
Junior Forest Queen
Little Janet Edwards was crowned Junior Forest Queen of Marshall County, by Lois Slayden, last year’s Queen. Jean Ann Pitner was second alternate and Marsha Shaw, first alternate.
Monty Skelton is State Fair winner
Monty Skelton won a blue ribbon and $40 at the Mid-South Fair and was given honorable mention in the finals. He is the 15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Skelton of Byhalia. He plays the piano and sings.
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