Thursday, July 26, 2012
Humane Society gives report; fund-raiser set
Maggie Holmes, president of the Marshall County Humane Society, recently presented a report of the year’s activities.
She thanked the board of supervisors for its support and announced the August 3 silent auction/fund-raiser for the Humane Society.
Forty-four animals have been rescued so far this year with 33 of them placed in new homes, returned to the owner, or to the community, she said. The shelter has a census of 24 dogs (20 at the shelter, four in foster care) two horses and eight cats. No animals have been euthanized this year.
The 2011 census data showed 61 people adopted 106 animals and received community assistance to pay for the shots, medicines, food, and veterinary exams and supplies. The value of the services was $2,881. The Humane Society incurred $1,516 in expenses with $1,235 being paid from donations. In 2011 the shelter rescued 104 animals, placed 83 into homes and euthanized 18.
The total spay/neuters, performed since 1999, come to 9,524. This year 314 cases of spay/neuter were performed with 35 percent of the animals either in heat or pregnant.
The county Humane Society seeks to reduce the feral animal population in the county through spay/neuter instead of euthanasia. The shelter attempts to place healthy animals into good homes.
The annual Dog Days of Summer silent auction, to benefit the Humane Society, is August 3 at the Collins Hurdle VFW Post 5697, Highway 7 South in Holly Springs. It runs from 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
Food will be catered by Clancy’s Cafe, with music by Shannon McNally.
Tickets may be purchased in advance for $10. Call 662-564-2900 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by PayPal. Tickets at the door are $12.
County school board schedules meeting
The Marshall County School District Board of Education announces a special called meeting.
The board will meet in the superintendent’s office on Tuesday, July 31, at 5 p.m.
Byhalia police officers respond to 36 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 36 calls last week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 4; miscellaneous, 13; escorts, 2; thefts, 2; assists, 1; motor vehicle accidents, 1; and medical, 13.
Byhalia officers also made three arrests last week.
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