By Sheena Barnett/NEMS Daily Journal
CORINTH – Instead of an orchestra of woofs and meows, there was a silent calm at the Corinth-Alcorn County Humane Society on Sunday afternoon.
All of the animals housed at the shelter – about 80 dogs and 16 cats – were adopted over the last two weeks, most of them in the last four days. The animals had to be adopted out, as the county-owned shelter will be used as an animal control facility beginning today.
In June the humane society board voted “to cease operation of the shelter until a more suitable, safe and appropriate facility can be purchased or constructed,” as it states on the group’s website at www.cachs.org. “We are actively seeking assistance with this effort.”
Though the humane society members were sad to see the shelter close, they were excited that the community offered safe homes for the dogs and cats.
“We are thrilled to death,” said CACHS board member Dianna Griffin. “Our last animal went out at about 1 p.m. The support of our community has been wonderful. We are so thankful to give these animals a loving and safe place to be.”
Corinth Street Commissioner and Animal Control Officer Jim Bynum told The Daily Corinthian on Sunday that a new shelter will be built in place of the current building and a new humane society will be established to run it.
Griffin said she and her fellow CACHS board members are not involved with that plan, but will remain committed to helping animals in the Corinth-Alcorn County area.
“We are very supportive of anybody that wants to make the community a more animal-friendly area,” she said.