Corinth-Alcorn shelter seeks restored budget

CORINTH – About 20 supporters of the Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter appeared at the Board of Supervisors meeting Monday to urge the group’s budget be restored.

Led by shelter director Charlotte Doehner, the group reacted to the proposed county budget in which the allocation for the shelter is reduced from $25,000 to $12,500. The recommendation to reduce the shelter’s allocation was due in part to the shelter not accepting some animals brought from the county.

Doehner said the shelter’s capacity is 157, but as of Monday it had 217 animals, so there are times when they’re unable to accept more. However, she and others noted several successes in shelter operations in the two years the nonprofit group has managed the facility.