Residents flock to assist struggling humane society - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Residents flock to assist struggling humane society

By Nick Kenney - bio | email

TUNICA, MS (WMC-TV) - After reports last week about animals being kept outside in frigid temperatures at the Tunica County Humane Society, people are stepping up to help the animals.

Monday, homebuilder Tim Hager and his longtime framer Jason Warren hashed out plans for their newest clients.

"Dogs are man's best friend," Hagar said. "We're here to help our friends."

By week's end, Hager plans to have his furry friends completely covered in hopes of improving living conditions.

"We're going to extend the roofs out," he said. "Put some roll roofing over the front of their shelter so they have a little protection from the wind and the elements."

The plan hatched after Action News 5 detailed difficult conditions at Tunica County's non-profit, shoestring-budget humane society, where the dogs live outside, even through the rain and cold.

"From the time we started the shelter we have operated just on a prayer," said Sandy Williams, Director of the Tunica County Humane Society.

Williams says dozens of people have made donations since the initial news report.

"The amount of response and outpouring that following day has just been incredible," she said.

Williams said while she's grateful, the need persists.

"We have some wonderful, adoptable dogs, so it is our hearts desire mainly to get these animals placed in a permanent home," she said.

Williams said the shelter still needs more doghouses, blankets and food.

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