October 8, 2009
Marshall County Humane Society News
Clinic “blitz” October 18-19
The Marshall County Humane Society sponsored, low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic’s “blitz” on October 18 and 19 is booking up fast but we still have room for cats, especially males.
It’s obvious why people have females spayed: No more litters! But it’s also important to neuter males. Neutering keeps them from getting run over or lost chasing a female in heat and it keeps them from fighting over females, one of the main ways they catch diseases. It also reduces the chances of their contracting hormone-related problems such as prostate cancer.
For your appointment call 662-252-6196.
Whether you bring your animal to the blitz or to our regular Monday clinic, here are a few things you should know.
Your animals shouldn’t have anything to eat or drink the evening before surgery so the anesthetic won’t make them sick. But you should feed them at 8 p.m. no matter what time they usually eat. That way they don’t have to go any longer than necessary without food.
Please hang on to both of the pieces of paper we give you. The post-op instructions you get in the morning have Dr. Johnson’s phone number in case you have problems and they also have the formula for Benedryl in case your animal is uncomfortable after surgery and to calm them while they’re on restricted activity.
The second one you get in the afternoon is your record of the surgery and shots, if any. You should take it with you the next time you take that animal to your full service veterinarian so they can copy it for their files.
If your female cat or dog is in heat when you bring it to the clinic you should treat her as though she is still in heat for several days after she is spayed. She will be physically incapable of conceiving but the hormones are still in her system and males won’t know the difference. The hormones are no longer being produced but it takes a while for her body to filter them out.
Your post-op instructions tell you to check the incision a couple of times a day to make sure there’s no infection.
While you’re looking, if you notice a hard knot either above or below the incision or even a little piece of wire sticking out, don’t panic.
It’s just the surgical wire Dr. Johnson uses to close. You can just snip the wire off yourself or bring your animal back to us and we’ll do it for you.
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 - September 30, 1999
Brankley Spight will present “Behind the Wall,” an art exhibit of pastel quilt patterns, at the Ida B. Wells Family Art Gallery.
Charlie McAlexander, voice of the South Carolina Gamecocks, addressed the Quarterback Club at the Racquet Club in Memphis Tuesday. Charlie is the son of Hubert McAlexander.
25 Years Ago - September 27, 1984
Class of ’33 and ’34
Mississippi Synodical College alumni enjoyed an afternoon together last Thursday at the Marshall County Historical Museum. The building once housed the college, a Presbyterian junior college that consolidated with Belhaven in 1939. Classmates attending were Katherine Ballard Dalehite, Hazel Hamil Givens, Nell Allen Stephens, Cecelia Allen Rodgers and Evelyn Hamil Summers.
Billy McAlexander named Driver of the Year
Willie A. (Billy) McAlexander has received District Driver of the Year. He has been a professional truck driver for 26 accident-free years and driven 1,375,253 accident-free miles.
50 Years Ago - September 24, 1959
Herbert Phillips Jr. returns from Europe
Herbert S. Phillips Jr. returned home by way of Ireland from Frankfurt, Germany, after having spent the summer in Europe. He traveled in many countries, working at one point in the Bavarian Alps of Germany, where he was the only one who spoke English. Herbert will return to Ole Miss for his senior year.
Gerald N. Billingsley in Germany
Army Spec. 4 Gerald N. Billingsley, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. B.B. Billingsley of Waterford, is participating in a lengthy, large-scale field training with the 3rd Armored Div. in Grahenwohr, Germany. Billingsley is a radio repairman in the 6th Infantry. He is a 1953 graduate of Thyatira High School.
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