New Shelter to Help Mississippi Animals
It’s a very exciting time for cats, dogs, and animal advocates in Grenada, Mississippi! Shelter Homeless Animals Rescue Efforts (S.H.A.R.E.) is a small group of women who aid sheltered animals in Grenada. In collaboration with our Justice for Animals Campaign Director, Doll Stanley, a steering committee has been formed to develop a new shelter in a more advantageous location to better serve our animal companions.
This committee is headed by Councilman Rev. Earnest Hargrove, Police Chief Garrett Hartley, and Animal Control and Protection Officer Randy Brown.
Just weeks ago, the members of the group joined together to share their collective experiences and ideas. The animal welfare field is new to Councilman Hargrove, who has proven to be a great leader in this effort. He is learning sheltering jargon and what is necessary to create a humane shelter for animals in need. All individuals involved in this project are working collaboratively to save imperiled animals who are rescued from the streets and neglectful “guardians.” The city council is also on board to support this noble campaign.
Just one week after the first meeting of the group, Doll’s Who Will Let the Dogs Out? fundraiser received an astounding response from the community. The event featured the present and past Mississippi state representative, the Mayor, Chief Hartley, Councilman Hargrove, the new City Manager, and other community leaders who were “impounded.” They were adopted back into the community after raising their adoption fees of $500 each from supportive attendees. The event raised just over $6,000.
This knowledgeable and dedicated group has events planned through the winter and spring to achieve the goal of providing Grenada’s stray and abandoned animals with a safe haven on their journey home.
Please consider making a donation to support our efforts.