OXFORD, Miss (WTVA) - The City of Oxford awarded a contract to a nonprofit rescue group to manage the animal shelter.
Mayor Robyn Tannehill says the Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday to give Mississippi Critterz a one-year contract to maintain the shelter and animal control services.
Tannehill says Mississippi Critterz will step into its new role on Saturday so there is no lapse of service when Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society vacates on Friday.
In August, Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society told the city it would not renew its contract because an overpopulation problem spread them too thin.
OLHS contract ends on September 30.
The mayor says Mississippi Critterz fully understands the city's direction and goals for the animal shelter.