August 26, 2010
Marshall County Humane Society News
Benefits of spay and neutering
Spaying or neutering will increase a dog’s life by an average of one to three years, and a cat’s for three to five years.
• Sterile dogs and cats have a very low to no risk of suffering cancers related to the reproductive organs. If a dog is spayed before her first heat cycle, her chances of developing cancerous tumors drops to less than one percent.
• Spaying and neutering rids pets of the urge to stray from home to find a mate. An unneutered male kept in a fenced backyard can become a manic escape artist when he senses a female in heat.
• Male pets neutered at a young age tend to be less aggressive toward other male animals.
• A neutered cat is less likely to spray.
• By preventing unwanted dog and cat litters, you help to prevent animal suffering and the proliferation of generations of homeless animals.
• Sterile pets are more content and affectionate.
• Sterile hunting dogs can focus on the hunt without the distractions caused by hormones. Spayed female dogs won’t miss a hunting trip due to a heat cycle.
Sources: Mississippi Spay and Neuter, Spay USA, Mississippi State University Ag Communications.
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - August 10, 2000
Bryant Worsham was recently recognized at the State Bible Drills for his competition in the drills for the past nine years. Rebecca Worsham was recognized for five years participation in the drills. Jamie Barton participated for the first time. Both girls scored superior and are members of Clear Creek Baptist Church.
Receives Wolf Badge
Robert Loftin of Mt. Pleasant received his Wolf Badge at the Cub Scout Pack meeting on July 29. He is a member of Troop 58, Den 1 at the LDS Church in Collierville. H.H. Isbell is cubmaster. Robert, 9, is a fourth grader at H.W. Byers Attendance Center.
25 Years Ago - August 15, 1985
Third annual Marshall County Library pet show
Congratulations to all who participated in the third annual pet show at the library. Judges were Mayor John Dabney Brown and Home Economist Johnnie Pass. Prizes were awarded to Squeaky, owned by Scotty Haley; Rascal, owned by Heather White; Spade, owned by Preston McAlexander; Heidi, owned by Nelms McClatchy; Rambo, owned by Justin Fitch; and Turtle, owned by Julie Power.
Work begun on reconstruction of Cayce bridge over Coldwater River
The work to repair construction errors on the Cayce bridge over the Coldwater River should be complete in about six weeks. Pilings were not in the proper place for support of the bridge and the state engineer deemed the bridge “unsafe for public use.”
50 Years Ago - August 18, 1960
X-ray bus schedule
The x-ray bus will visit Marshall and Benton counties Aug. 29 through Sept. 2, 1960, for the purpose of taking chest x-rays on those 15 or older. If you have not had a chest x-ray the past year, please do so while the bus is here.
Farm Bureau king and queen crowned
Ellen Moore of Byhalia, former Farm Bureau queen, crowned the new queen Arrie Boswell and the new king, Billy Joyner. Arrie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Boswell of Slayden. Billy is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ansel Joyner of Holly Springs.
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