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Will stray animals be thrown out with the trash?
by Helen Potts
Aug 16, 2013 | 262 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
To the editor:

Thrown away, lost, homeless animals are a big problem. Eight hundred and four animals were brought to the Corinth-Alcorn County Animal Shelter between January and June of this year -- more had to be turned away due to lack of space. Of those, 458 were adopted out or returned to their owners; 61 were sent to rescue groups; and 70, too sick or injured to be helped, had to be euthanized.

Every animal is treated, vaccinated, neutered and kept clean and fed. And this shelter is just an old house with 156 capacity, currently with 214 animals living there.

It chills my blood to see trash thrown out everywhere like our community is just one big garbage dump; can you imagine seeing starving, freezing animals thrown out everywhere? There will always be citizens who don’t, won’t or can’t take responsibility for their actions or inactions.

If you are blessed with the ability to help keep our community a decent place to live, please “Man up” and help. if you are not, please support those who are trying to make a good home for us.

And, please, Board of Supervisors who we elected and depend on, I know funds are tight, but I beg you, don’t cut funds to the animal shelter. I am so very proud of our community, please continue to make it a great place to live.

Helen Potts
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