Quality of community reflected in works

Published 12:01 am Friday, October 4, 2019

Natchez and Adams County have a lot of unwanted and neglected animals: dogs, cats and even horses.

Fortunately, plenty of people in the community care and have created organizations to help care for and find homes for many of the unwanted and neglected animals.

Organizations such as Concordia PAWs, the Natchez Adams County Humane Society, the Natchez Feral Cat program, Hoofbeats & Pawprints, to name a few, have banded together to do something about the homeless animals.

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Each of those organizations is filled with volunteers who care about the animals and do what they can to minimize the growth of the unwanted animal population by spaying and neutering feral animals and by finding homes for unwanted animals.

The NACHS shelter is frequently filled to capacity with dogs and cats so it is necessary to transport some unwanted animals to other parts of the nation with smaller unwanted animal populations where they have a better chance of being adopted into forever homes.

Volunteers drive loads of dogs and cats to other parts of the country via the Natchez Transport Program.

The Transport Program is generously supported by contributions from individuals and businesses in addition to the volunteers who drive the organization’s three vans, one of which was recently donated by Joan Gandy and Chandler Warren, siblings of the late Steve and Mary Jo McNerney.

We commend all of the volunteers and contributors to the various animal rescue and transport programs in Natchez and Adams County.

As Matthew 25:40 says, “…‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”

The volunteers’ work is much-appreciated and says a lot about the quality of people our community.