Humane Society is voice for area dog and cats

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, December 14, 2011

NATCHEZ — The animals at the Natchez-Adams County Humane Society may not be able to tell you what’s on their Christmas list, but luckily someone is willing to speak up for them.

“We’re the voice for these dogs and cats that do not have anyone else to speak up for them,” said Judy Curran, manager of the shelter.

BEN HILLYER | THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — Leigh Freeman prepares a syringe with worming medicine to give to a puppy recently left at the Humane Society shelter.

Curran said at the top of the animals’ wish lists this year is a new home.

“These are God’s creatures, and I believe God truly gave them to us to enjoy them, love them and take care of them,” she said.

The shelter also has a few wishes of its own, and the biggest one, Curran said, is for the community to spay and neuter their pets.

“That may sound like a strange wish,” she said. “But that would prevent the dozens of unwanted litters we take in.”

Curran said the shelter is currently taking in more animals than it is adopting out and needs supplies.

The shelter needs dry cat and dog food. Curran said Purina is preferred, but the shelter will accept any kind of food. The shelter also needs wet food and has no brand preference for the food.

The shelter also needs cat treats and dog treats such as Milk-Bone, as well as toys.

Cleaning supplies such as Odor Bomb, lemon Pinesol, laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid, towels and bleach are also needed at the shelter. The shelter also needs cat litter.

People can also log onto www.kuranda.com, and buy a pet bed at a discounted price and donate it to the shelter. The beds are delivered directly to the shelter.

Monetary donations can be mailed to the Natchez-Adams County Humane Society at P.O. Box 549, Natchez, MS, 39121.

The shelter is open to the public from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The adoption fee is $45 for dogs and puppies and $35 for cats and kittens.

For more information about the shelter and pictures of adoptable pets, visit www.natchezpetadoptions.org or call the shelter at 601-442-4001.