April 9, 2009
Marshall County Humane Society News
Spay/Neuter Clinic back open; ready for appointments
Vacation is over for the Marshall County Humane Society sponsored, low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic. Dr. Johnson is clipping and snipping and we are taking appointments again. The hiatus in accepting appointments means that we are starting now booking within a reasonable time instead of June or July.
I, the date maker, have a new answering machine and, of course, lost the instruction book immediately so the message is still generic. That doesn’t seem to be a problem though since it’s already ringing off the hook.
Because we’ve been closed for a while, here’s a reminder of how we operate.
We are open every Monday but only on Mondays. Drop-off is from 7 a.m. until 8:15 a.m.; pickup is at 4 p.m. Animals must arrive under some sort of restraint. Dogs must be in carriers or on leashes. Cats must be in carriers or cloth pillow cases. (No, they don’t smother and actually like it.) When you pick up your critter it may still be groggy and will need to be on restricted activity for at least a few days to prevent pulling the stitches out.
Please pay cash. No checks, credit cards, debit cards or IOUs. A female cat is $40; a male is $35. Dogs are priced according to weight as well as sex. A female from under 25 pounds is $50; a male is $45. A female from 26-50 pounds is $60; a male is $55. A female from 51-75 pounds is $70; a male is $65.
You must make an appointment. If you just show up, it is extremely unlikely they’ll be able to squeeze you in.
For a date for your animals call 662-252-6196 or you may now also leave a message at 662-564-2900.
The number to call for all other Humane Society business such as adopting a new pet or reporting animal abuse is also 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 - April 15, 1999
The badge of the late J.C. Smith, former fire investigator for the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, was retired and presented to his family on a plaque by Sheriff Kenny Dickerson, during a fish fry for county fire departments.
Construction of Holly High building is underway
In less than 18 months the Holly Springs High School Class of 1999 will begin their senior year at a school suitably prepared for the 21st century. The school will cost $4 million for the main building, as well as renovation of the remaining buildings.
25 Years Ago - April 12, 1984
Election results in three hours
Circuit Clerk Lucy Carpenter is in hopes the Marshall County Board of Supervisors will approve the purchase of a computerized voting system.
Sam Coopwood Day planned
Plans are underway to honor Holly Springs’ long-time mayor with a “Sam Coopwood Appreciation Day” Sat., May 26. Bill Fitch is committee chairman, David Beckley is vice chair.
MA spelling winners
Bill Kemp, fourth grade, Donna Link, fifth grade and Shane Stone, sixth grade, represented Marshall Academy in the District 1 spelling bee.
50 Years Ago - April 9, 1959
Mrs. Olga R. Pruitt honored
The Clerk’s Club of the Selective Service System of Northeast MS entertained with a luncheon April 3, honoring Olga Reed Pruitt, who is leaving to make her home in Tonasket, Wash.
Dr. Herbert Phillips attends seminar
Dr. Herbert S. Phillips attended the cardiovascular seminar Wed. and Thurs. of last week at the University Medical Center in Jackson. Nationally known medical men were lecturers. Dr. Phillips was accompanied by Mrs. Phillips.
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