Thursday, March 22, 2007
Marshall County Humane Society News
Heartworm prevention treatment
Wednesday is the vernal equinox, marking the first day of spring, and although we’re still supposed to wait until April 15, the last frost date, to plant annuals and tender perennials, it is definitely time to start fighting the bugs. Heart worm prevention is especially important in this area.
Heartworms are carried by mosquitoes who bite an infected animal and then spread the worms to any uninfected animals they bite. We have so many stray dogs and will continue to have as long as people keep dumping unwanted animals on the side of the road. Many of them have heartworms. There’s no way we’ll ever be rid of mosquitoes. So, the only defense our pets have is regular heartworm prevention treatments.
If you discontinued heartworm prevention or have never started it a simple blood test at a full service veterinarian’s office is necessary before you begin this year.
If your animal tests positive for heartworms the cure is long, expensive and possibly fatal. Let’s hope your dog’s test is negative and you promise never, ever to skip treatments again.
Call 662-252-6196 for an appointment at the Humane Society sponsored, low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic. We continue to be seriously booked ahead for dogs so don’t procrastinate about making your date.
For information on fostering, adoptions or anything 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 - March 20, 1997
Mayor pledges improvements at dog pound
Mayor Eddie Lee Smith met with members of the local Humane Society last week and pledged to improve the city’s dog pound. The mayor said the city is in the process of relocating the dog pound, but a new shelter is not in the present budget and a move is not expected for another year.
Young Vet of the Year
Mike Thompson of Willow Bend Animal Clinic has been named Young Veterinarian of the year for 1987 by the Mississippi State Veterinarian Association. Thompson, 33, is the seventh veterinarian under the age of 35 to receive the award. Dr. Thompson is also the only certified ultrasound specialist to measure beef in the state. Thompson, his wife Terry, daughter Rebecca and son Josh have 25 cows, five dogs, three cats, five horses and a rabbit. And this is not his first award. His most coveted award is the “Gentle Doctor Award” given by his classmates at Mississippi State University. This award goes to the person that fellow students would most likely want to treat their animals.
25 Years Ago - March 25, 1982
Byhalia’s Mark Rowe is running to the Olympics
Mark Rowe runs fast, real fast! A native of Byhalia, Rowe is 1.53/100’s of a second off the world’s record for the 400-meter race. The Jackson State sophomore blitzes through the 400-meter in just 45.39 seconds. The world record, set by Lee Evans, is 43.86. His mother, Addie Lee Rowe, still lives in Byhalia. “I am really proud of him. He’s a good boy and I just hope he keeps on going. But I am finding it hard to make room in the living room for all his trophies. But as long as he keeps on winning them, I can find room for them.”
Closet skeletons talk of Belles and Books meeting
The Belles and Books met recently at The Hitching Post Restaurant with Mrs. Tom Stewart as hostess. Mrs. Edward Bond, president, called the meeting to order. Mrs. Rook Moore presented Mrs. Billy Spencer, who gave a delightful program entitled “Legends, Lore and Skeletons in the Closet.” She gave many entertaining accounts of Holly Springs in the early years. A business meeting was also held and Mrs. Johnnie Taylor Jr. was welcomed as a new member.
50 Years Ago - March 21, 1957
Denton O’Dell to preach at Presbyterian Church Sunday
Denton O’Dell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles O’Dell of Chulahoma, will preach at the morning worship service at the Presbyterian Church in Holly Springs.
Sanderson to direct gospel meeting songs
Leon Sanderson, director of music at the Highland Street Church of Christ in Memphis, will direct the singing for the gospel meeting at the Church of Christ. He will also teach a class in the fundamentals of music and congregational singing each night before revival services. He is the son of O.T. Sanderson, who compiled “Christian Hymns,” the most popular song book in use among Churches of Christ. Many of the songs sung regularly in worship services at the Church of Christ were written by Mr. Sanderson’s father also.
Mrs. W.C. Sandusky grand award winner
Mrs.W.C. Sandusky won the grand prize for having the greatest number of first place awards in the Daffodil Flower Show.
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