Marshall County Humane Society News
Humane Society offers pointers for pet owners
When we were kids, we and our dogs roamed the woods freely, but times have changed. The woods have become subdivisions and people and their dogs are required to stay inside their own yards. From a dog’s point of view fences are much preferable to being tied to a stake but, for various reasons, many owners choose the latter.
If you must put your pet on a stake the Marshall County Humane Society offers a few pointers. Check your pet frequently throughout the day. You may think you’ve taken care of everything that could tangle or snare the chain but, like children, dogs can do things you never thought of. And once they get tangled they can strangle in just a few minutes.
Dogs on chains need lots of extra exercise and affection. There they are, nailed to one spot all day every day when their every instinct demands that they investigate, explore and hunt. A good daily run and romp and some quality time with their person can alleviate a lot of their frustration.
Some reachable shade and plenty of fresh water are imperative for staked animals, especially during the summer. Heat stroke is a real possibility for these pets when the water bowl turns over and the chain won’t stretch to the shade.
If you’ve recently moved to a new spot check out the new yard. More than one animal was lost in recent flash floods because the new owners didn’t realize their yard would become a small lake for a few hours after a hard rain. If you’re wearing a chain and staked to the ground it doesn’t take long to drown.
Be aware than when you stake an animal to one spot you have become totally responsible for its physical and mental well-being. You are its only source of nourishment, shelter and communication. Maybe it would be easier to build that fence after all.
For information on fostering, adoptions or anything else about our Humane Society, 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 - May 7, 1998
Will Thomas, age 7, son of Hank and Pam Thomas, caught a large-mouth bass weighing in at six pounds on March 29. He was fishing with friends Taylor and Anderson at the Dempsey residence on Church Street in Byhalia.
Drew Fitch, two-year-old son of Daryll and Tracy Fitch, caught his first fish on the family farm in Galena. Grandparents are Bobby and Rose Fitch of Holly Springs and Gene Pence and Peggy Hammontree, both of Mt. Pleasant.
Production begins at ABT Building Products May 1
After months of readying the plant, ABT Building Products launched production of the vinyl siding plant in Holly Springs on May 1. The plant will employ approximately 100 people. The former Sunbeam plant has been made into a state of the art manufacturing facility.
25 Years Ago - May 12, 1983
Tragic wrecks kill three more on Highway 78
Wrecks on highways in Marshall County killed four persons this week in separate accidents, renewing demands for the four-laning of Hwy. 78. Two accidents occurred on Hwy. 78 between Holly Springs and the Marshall/DeSoto County line and claimed the lives of three persons. A tragic and ghastly two-vehicle crash on Hwy. 78 at Red Banks killed a Memphis man and a single vehicle wreck on Hwy. 72 at Slayden claimed the life of a local man. Six fatal accidents have occurred in five days.
Purchasing sets prohibited for party-liners
Telephone customers on party lines may have service problems if they connect regular, unmodified telephone sets to their lines. Party line equipment is specifically excluded from being sold. Party line telephones are specially modified in order for several phones on one line to ring. Party line sets will not work properly on single telephone lines and unmodified sets will not work properly on party lines. In fact, an unmodified set connected to a party line may disrupt service to all the customers on that line.
50 Years Ago - May 8, 1958
Holly Springs on TV again
Rose Ann Colhoun, Leon Rountree and a group of young people will give TV viewers a treat Saturday afternoon between 5-6:30 p.m. on WHBQ-TV. Dressed in their prettiest Pilgrimage costumes, the young ladies, with the escorts, will change the usual dance program on “Dance Party,” to the beautiful and much loved waltz. Everyone will certainly enjoy the program. Rita Cochran, escorted by Ruff Fant; Pam Moyer, escorted by Charlie Hill; Phoebe Evans, escorted by Donny Abel, will represent the Holly Springs Teenagers.
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