OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city official says that people not spaying or neutering their pets has caused a local animal shelter to spread itself thin and close.
Oxford Alderman Janice Antonow tells the Oxford Eagle the "out of control" animal situation has exhausted the Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society's board. She says the shelter couldn't keep up with demand in its current form.
The board announced this week that it's not going to renew a management agreement with the city that ends Sept. 30. Antonow was appointed to sit on the board last year. She says the board wants to open a low-cost or free spay and neuter service to help with the area's animal overpopulation. She says the shelter will find alternate placement for the animals in its care.
- Official: Overpopulation causes Oxford animal shelter to close
- Oxford animal shelter gets new lease on life
- Oxford to form committee to help find new operator of animal shelter
- Lee County, Oxford closing roads for work
- Crews to close part of Oxford roadway
- Pontotoc School Storm Shelter
- WWII Vets Honored in Oxford
- Oxford sets new development code
- Two indicted for Oxford robbery
- Oxford road work begins today