Support local humane society efforts

Published 2:19 am Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The purpose of the Natchez Adams County Humane Society is to promote the humane treatment of animals by providing shelter and care for abandoned and abused animals, by providing humane environments through adoption, fostering and educational programs and by advocating for humane and ethical treatment of animals.

We have now been in our new Shelter for 18 months and what a wonderful place it is for sheltering and caring for animals in our area.  We thank all of you for your generosity in providing the Miss-Lou community with such a state-of-the-art facility. The new shelter has housing for 102 animals including large dogs, small dogs, cats, kittens, puppies along with isolation and medical treatment areas. During 2016 the shelter provided care for approximately 1500 animals of which 1275 went thru our local or out of state adoption programs.   

Our efforts to provide humane care for the animals in our area is a very costly endeavor, approximately $420,000 per year or $35,000 per month.  Currently, the City of Natchez and Adams County each provide only $2,083 monthly towards our annual budget, leaving us a remaining $370,000 annually to raise through donations by people like you and our fundraising efforts such as Bark in the Park, Pictures with Santa, The Witches Ride at Halloween, Christmas Auction, book signings, 5K runs, and others.

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Recently we kicked off our annual membership and fund raising drive which some of you may have gotten a letter explaining the different donation and membership levels. If you did we ask that you help us by filling out the contribution form and sending it back to NACHS, P. O. Box 549, Natchez, MS. 39121.  If you did not you can call the Shelter, 601-445-4001, or my office at 601-446-5259 and someone will be glad to help you or you can just send your donation to the above address. Giving levels are Great Dane $1000 or more, Bulldog $500-$999, Siamese $250-$499 Chihuahua $100-$249 and Kitty/Puppy up to $100. Memberships are $50 per family, $25 single and $10 youth.  Memberships and donations can also be done online by going to our website mentioned below. 

In addition to the above, the shelter is always in need of dog/cat food (especially puppy food) along with old newspapers, sheets, towels and other linens. These items can be dropped off at the shelter at 475 Liberty Road.

On behalf of our dedicated staff and the board of directors I ask you to support our efforts by becoming a new member or renewing your membership for 2017 and also by making a donation as indicated above.  We thank you in advance for your support.

Please go to our website at to learn more about the Natchez Adams County Humane Society.

Pat Burns Jr. is a board member of the Natchez Adams County Humane Society