Thursday, November 23, 2006
Marshall County Humane Society News
Common house plants toxic to animals
It’s remarkable and probably a lot more than mere coincidence that so many people who like animals are just as fond of plants. This is a time of year when those two passions are apt to come into conflict.
It’s a two-pronged problem when the weather forces us to bring all those potted plants inside: will the plant hurt my pets and will my pets hurt my plants. You might be surprised at how many common house plants are toxic to animals. Aloe vera, English ivy and philodendron are just a few of them. You get to choose between not bringing them in or preventing your pets from eating them.
Cats are especially hard on house plants. Not only do they eat them but they may also try to treat them as litter boxes.
The more grass-like a plant is the more likely it is to get chewed. There are all kinds of products at your full service vet’s office, from catalogues and on the Internet to keep pets away but a good sprinkle of cayenne pepper works great and you probably have some in your kitchen already.
There are also myriad products to keep cats from using the dirt as a litter box but using your imagination is cheaper. One of the best preventatives is to make it hard to scratch up the dirt. Covering the surface with polished river rocks looks good and keeps them away. Pinecones work too but you’ll wind up picking them up a lot when they’re used as toys. One lady uses aluminum foil.
Good luck and here’s hoping for peaceful coexistence between the flora and fauna this winter.
The low-cost, Humane Societysponsored Spay/Neuter Clinic is really booked up this year, more than ever before. This means that you need to plan ahead and don’t wait until your animal is in heat before calling 662-252-6196 for an appointment. Although it may be annoying not to be able to get an appointment as quickly as you’d like we should all cheer that so many people are realizing how important it is to get their animals fixed. Way to go! For information on adoptions, fostering and anything but the Spay/Neuter Clinic, call 662-564-2900.
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - November 21, 1996
Fordice out of commission until December
Mississippi’s governor, who nearly died last week in a car crash, will be out of commission until sometime in December, doctors say. Physicians at University Medical Center, after detecting several more injuries, expect Kirk Fordice to remain in intensive care until next Wednesday.
Dr. Nellie J. Smith, chair of the division of business at Rust College, is included in the Who’s Who CDROM, America’s most recognized executive networking system. She received a beautiful plaque for the recognition.
Holly Springs PTA discusses school uniforms
The Holly Springs PTA will have an important meeting Tuesday to discuss school uniforms for high school students. This year, the city school district has implemented a uniform policy for the primary and intermediate schools, which has been very successful, according to parents, teachers and administrators.
25 Years Ago - November 19, 1981
Pryor joins South Reporter staff
David Pryor, a native of Holly Springs, has been named news editor of The South Reporter. Pryor has been general assignment reporter and photographer for The Daily Leader in Brookhaven since July. He graduated from the University of Mississippi in May with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lauren Pryor of Holly Springs.
Hill named Coach of Year
Coach Johnny Hill, in his first year as head coach at Marshall Academy, was named Coach of the Year in the North Academy A Conference. He is a graduate of Marshall Academy and played quarterback and defensive back at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.
Got their deer
Those reporting a deer to The South Reporter this week were Andy Works, Ward Joiner, Richard Russell, Russell Young, Larry Wayne Luther, Bruce Bailey, Vernon Tick and Virgis Richmond.
50 Years Ago - November 22, 1956
Carole Coopwood chosen as Campus Beauty
Carole Coopwood, senior at the University of North Carolina was chosen as one of the 14 yearbook campus beauties from 103 contestants. The contestants were judged on symmetry of features, complexion, hair, figure and poise. Miss Coopwood is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Coopwood of Holly Springs.
Cotton ginning report
Census reports show that 26,637 bales of cotton were ginned in Marshall County from the crop of 1956 prior to Nov. 1, as compared with 19,586 bales ginned for the crop of 1955.
Bethany Baptist installs gas heating
A gas heating system is being installed at Bethany Baptist Church. The Rev. Ben Rogers is pastor.
Alton Ash got a six-point buck south of Waterford. He got the buck the first day of deer season.
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