Nix volunteers at Bark in the Park event in order to give back
Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 29, 2001
Saturday, September 29, 2001
The Natchez Democrat
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Nix volunteers at Bark in the Park
event in order to give back
By EMILY WHITTEN
The Natchez Democrat
Ruth Nix owns about 15 cats and knows that many of her furry
pets came to her in strange ways.
She found two under the hoods of trucks. One of these cats
rode all the way from Jonesville, La., to Natchez Ford Lincoln
Mercury this way. Her husband, Larry, asked her what she wanted
to do wit it.
&uot;Well what do you think I did – I kept it.&uot; Nix said.
It is natural for someone who enjoys animals so much to volunteer
with the Natchez Adams County Humane Society.
She helps in whatever way needed, including giving her time
at this Saturday’s ninth-annual Bark in the Park at the Grand
Village of the Natchez Indians.
Bark in the Park is a wonderful activity with fun contests
for dog owners to register their pets in, she said.
&uot;I enjoy … seeing all the animals and the people that
come out there are true animal lovers,&uot; Nix said.
And Nix calls herself a true animal lover. She keeps five cats
in her house, about eight outside and then cares for a couple
of cats at her job.
&uot;I used to be a dog person,&uot; she said.
But after her German Shepherd died in 1987 she decided she
did not want any more pets. Then her daughter brought her a kitten.
Soon more kittens arrived.
&uot;And that how all my kitties started,&uot; she said.
Because of her love for cats, Nix said she volunteers for the
society without going inside.
&uot;I would want to take them all home with me,&uot; she
She helps the society in any way possible.
&uot;People will help another person a lot of times but they
tend to forget the little animals,&uot; she said.
Many animals arrived at the society because they have been
abused or abandoned, she said.
&uot;People, to me, if they’re going to have a pet they need
to take the responsibility for that pet,&uot; she said.