Marshall County Humane Society News
Dog Days of Summer celebration
Don’t forget to join the Marshall County Humane Society to celebrate the Dog Days of Summer with silent and live auctions from 4-8 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building, 160 S. Memphis St. in Holly Springs on Saturday, August 1. Tickets are $10 each. Call 662-544-0264 or 662-564-1091 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ve been asked to remind you folks that the Humane Society is not animal control for the county. We get so many calls about animals that have strayed up or been dumped.
Many of our members are seniors who have no business chasing dogs and the young ones have to work so it’s hard for us to come up with the manpower. And, if we caught them, what would we do with them? Our shelter isn’t very big and it’s usually already full. We are a no-kill shelter so we have to adopt someone out before we can take another one in.
There is a real problem with all the stray dogs in our area. The sheriff’s department only picks up animals who are a physical danger to livestock or people and we don’t have the manpower or the space.
If you would like to be a part of the solution to the problem there are several things you can do. For example: Get your own animals spayed or neutered so you’re not adding to the numbers. Join the Humane Society and foster an animal, thereby getting another one off the streets without the wait for a shelter space.
Encourage your supervisor to support county animal control including a qualified dog catcher and a decent pound.
For an appointment at the Humane Society sponsored, low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic call 662-252-1696.
For information about adoptions, fostering 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 - July 29, 1999
University of Mississippi med student Angela Glover, a Holly Springs High School graduate, received four awards Honors Day and graduated summa cum laude. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Glover.
Aug. 3 ballot lists 71 names of state and local candidates
The first primary election for state offices for the next four years is less than a week away. Federal observers will likely be on hand, as this is the first election under new district lines. The election is expected to go smoothly.
25 Years Ago - July 26, 1984
Knotty Bolden memorial rodeo to honor slain bull riding champ
The Knotty Bolden Memorial Rodeo will be held this Friday and Saturday as a memorial to the 1983 American Cowboy Association bull riding champion.
Alina and Lauren Autry hold Olympic torch
Alina Autry, 5, and her sister, Lauren Autry, 2, of Holly Springs, not only got to see history as the Olympic torch made its way through Holly Springs on the way to Los Angeles, they got to touch it as well. The two little girls were able to hold the torch as the runners changed. They are the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Autry Jr. and the grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. Parker Bell and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Autry Sr.
50 Years Ago - July 23, 1959
76 Swiss school teachers to visit Holly Springs July 27
Arrangements have been completed for 76 Swiss school teachers to visit Holly Springs July 27. They will arrive around noon, enjoy lunch and a tour of the historic homes. The Holly Springs Garden Club graciously made the arrangements. We are honored by this visit as the world has deep respect for the little country of Switzerland.
Population only slightly more than 1930 census
In Mississippi today the population is only slightly more than it was for the 1930 census. There is concern in some quarters that this lack of growth may give a false impression of Mississippi’s economic status to those not familiar with this state. The state’s population is now around 2,200,000, as compared with the 1930 census figure of 2,010,000.
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