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Humane Society drive is underway

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 along with providing humane environments through adoption, fostering and educational programs and by advocating for humane and ethical treatment of animals.

Our effort to provide humane care for the animals in Adams County (872 in 2018) is a very costly endeavor, approximately $420,000 per year or $35,000 per month, including the cost of Transporting animals for adoption to other parts of the Country.

Currently, the City of Natchez and Adams County each provide only $25,000 annually toward our budget, which leaves us with the need to raise $370,000 annually through donations by people like you and our fundraising efforts such as Barks and Brews, Barks on the Bluff, Spooktacular HOWLoween, Raffles, Animal Adoption Days, 5K runs and others.

We have recently kicked off our Annual Membership and Fundraising Drive, about 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 receive a letter, you can call the shelter at 601-445-4001, and someone will be glad to help you or you can just send your donation to the above address.

Giving levels are Great Dane $1,000 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 made online by going to our website at www.nachs.org.

This year, in addition to becoming a member and participating in our other Additional Giving Categories, we have a goal of trying to get 200 people to sign up for a $25 monthly bank withdrawal or whatever amount you may be comfortable with. This is an easy process by simply filling out the form, which was included with the above mentioned letter or by contacting the Shelter at 601-442-4001.

Also, 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 2019 and also by making a donation as indicated above. We thank you in advance for your support.

Please go to our website at www.nachs.org or our social media pages to learn more about the Natchez Adams County Humane Society.

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

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