Shelter gets support from United Way

Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 3, 1999

Usually when thinking about the United Way, people think of helping other people, but the organization also helps man’s best friend.

The Natchez-Adams Humane Society is one of the 27 local agencies that receive the support each year from the United Way of the Greater Miss-Lou.

&uot;It’s an important part of our budget,&uot; said Pat Cox, volunteer for the Natchez-Adams Human Society.

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&uot;We get the bulk of our funding from three sources: the city, the county and the United Way.&uot;

For organizations like the humane shelter, the financial support of United Way helps them offer options for animals in Adams County.

&uot;We have no administrative costs,&uot; Cox said. &uot;Every penny goes to vets, vaccines, food, and our two full-time and one part time employees.&uot;

Expenses at the shelter multiply with the occupancy of each cage, stall and run, Cox said.

&uot;Last week we had three big litters of puppies come in,&uot; Cox said. &uot;We’re expecting seven or eight more puppies next week. We have puppies galore right now.&uot;

Since most adoption fees go to fund the Shelter’s spay/neuter program, United Way dollars are all the more important for regular operating expenses of the facility, Cox said.

According to United Way calculations, $15 per month will provide a month’s food for 30 abandoned animals.

The Natchez-Adams Humane Society is one of 27 local agencies supported by the United Way of the Greater Miss-Lou. Support of the United Way allows these agencies to meet the critical health and human service needs of thousands of people within the Miss-Lou.

To make a donation, call (601) 442-1081.