Thursday, February 2, 2006
Marshall County Humane Society News
Spring brings new litters
I wasn’t too surprised when the crocuses started blooming but I was plumb flabbergasted when the daffodils budded out. Surely we will have some more cold weather but all these warm days just remind us that spring will soon be here, if it’s not already, and, for owners of pets who haven’t been fixed, that means new litters.
The only permanent solution to having litter after litter without the nuisance of confining your female pet during estrus is to have her spayed.
Okay, males don’t have litters but they do chase and fight over ladies that do. Neutering stops all that.
If you use your dogs for hunting, spaying or neutering is even more important. You want them to concentrate on their job. If they aren’t fixed, their natural instincts may very well override all that diligent training and they’re off romancing instead of hunting.
The Marshall County Humane Society sponsored, low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic is open every Tuesday. For qualified people there are grants available to cover a portion of the cost. Call 662-252-6196 for an appointment.
For those with a $15,000 or less annual household income the Humane Society is helping RAVS (Rural Area Veterinary Services) spend the weekend of February 18-19 in Byhalia to provide free spays and neuters. They will only be able to handle a limited number of animals and the openings are going fast so don’t procrastinate about calling Carmen Marlin at 662-838-6753 to make your appointment. She’ll give you all the details.
For information on adoptions, fostering or about the Humane Society itself, 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 - February 1, 1996
Teen worth talking about
Dennis Watson, 16, of Potts Camp, was recently honored by WMC News/Talk Radio 79 last Friday. The “Teens Worth Talking About” award is presented each week to honor teenagers who are striving to move in positive directions. Radio host of Memphis in the Morning Debby Hall and Angie Todd, assistant promotions director, presented Dennis with a certificate.
Wackenhut anticipates accepting inmates by May 7
With construction ahead of schedule, Wackenhut tentatively plans to accept inmates at the 1000 bed medium security prison on May 7, 1996. At the June 1995 groundbreaking, officials estimated construction would be finished by July or August of this year. All employees who will work in security will be hired by April 1. Other employees will also participate in an orientation training. Along with the 238 employees, the inmates themselves will perform many of the jobs necessary to run the prison. All inmates, except those with medical exceptions, are assigned jobs. Inmates will also have educational opportunities available when work is done. Eight academic teachers and five vo-tech teachers will also be on staff.
25 Years Ago - January 29, 1981
Marshall County Sheriff Osborne Bell examined the contents of a truck seized at the Holly Springs airport Tuesday morning. The truck is suspected of being used to refuel an airplane that U.S. Customs agents suspect was carrying marijuana.
Hostage freedom makes Inaugural special
Holly Springs and Marshall County were represented at the inauguration of the President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, last week. Attending the inauguration from Holly Springs were the Billy Spencers, the W.O. Fitches, Mr. and Mrs. Don Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Don Wilkerson. They experienced all the excitement of Washington during inaugural time. They also felt the electricity of the fast-moving developments as the story of the release of the long-held 52 hostages in Iran began to unfold. “It was amusing. Both Carter and Reagan had agreed not to mention that the hostages were free during the inauguration ceremony, even though the plane had cleared Iranian air space,” said W.O. Fitch. “But they forgot to tell the preacher, who gave it away in his invocation. It added a lot of joy to the occasion,” he added.
50 Years Ago - February 2, 1956
Mrs. Martin Vanzant Jr. is county librarian
Mrs. Martin Vanzant Jr. of Holly Springs has been made librarian of the new Marshall County Library by the board of trustees. She took up her duties Feb. 1. She is the former Mary Ruth Collins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.V. Collins. She is a graduate of Holly Springs High School and Blue Mountain College. The library will remain closed until a study of the book collection is finished.
Deer hunter goes out of business
Earl Mann, who farms on the Westmoreland Plantation, has caught one of the reasons deer have been disappearing from the wooded areas out on that place. He caught a bobcat in a trap Tuesday. This was the 13th of these animals caught and killed in that area this year. Mr. Mann said he learned how to trap these cats 40 years ago. His teacher was a man from Saginaw, Mich., who came down here on hunting trips “for his health.” Mr. Mann concluded, “If he was a Northern man, he was mighty nice.”
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