Marshall County Humane Society News
Scam artists preying on animal lovers
Scam artists often prey on tender-hearted people. Recently the Marshall County Humane Society has received several reports that animal lovers are being targeted.
The usual scenario involves placing an ad asking for help rescuing an animal. A kind person responds and is told there is a Doberman in Nigeria or a Yorkie in Zimbabwe. A church is trying to get the animal to the United Stated and they need just a little more money to get it here. If the person will send the requested amount the dog will be his.
He sends the money but instead of getting the dog he is told that another expense has popped up. Can he help again? They keep this up as long as possible and no dog is ever produced.
If you would like to rescue an animal we have some great ones at our shelter right here in Marshall County. If you are interested in a particular breed there are rescue groups for almost every breed imaginable.
Make sure you know who you are dealing with. If they are local but new to you, ask around. Your friends and groups you know can give you the facts. If they are out of the area call the Better Business Bureau, the Chamber of Commerce or the Humane Society in their area.
Be wary and make sure your pet dollars don’t get misdirected.
For an appointment at the Marshall County Humane Society sponsored, low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic call 662-252-6196.
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