From Press Reports
Shelter Pals are a group of sixth-grade students from East Webster High School.
The four members of Shelter Pals are students in Kayla Hardy’s social studies class and the group was assigned a community service project focused on animal shelters.
The group contacted Dr. Rita Morris DVM, director of the Choctaw County Animal Shelter offering volunteer services. Dr. Morris arranged to meet the students Saturday, April 19, and coordinated the work details for the students.
Some of the duties that the students were able to provide were cleaning the food and water bowls, walking and brushing the dogs, feeding and giving treats to all of the animals.
The Choctaw County Animal Shelter has been in operation for 1½ years and currently provides a temporary home for almost 40 animals. Most of the animals are strays or owner surrendered.
The shelter is a charity facility that operates with donations. The shelter is in need of food, cleaning supplies, animal cages/houses and volunteer efforts. The donations can be given to Dr. Morris at Choctaw County Animal Clinic, whose number is 662.285.9006.
People who wish to adopt an animal from the shelter will be assessed a $60 fee that includes spay or neuter of the adopted animal.