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Community helps Tunica Humane Society in time of need

(WMC-TV) - It's been a rough year for the Tunica Humane Society, their funding was cut in half and then last week a storm damaged the roof and kennels.

But time and time again its help from the community that gets the no-kill shelter through.

These dogs stayed dry during Friday mornings rainstorm thanks to some dedicated animal lovers.

"They just come, I can't explain it, they call us the little shelter that could," said Williams

Director Sandy Williams said the roof and kennels were torn to shambles after violent winds caused thousands of dollars in damage during last week's storms.

"We had a contractor that just recently moved here volunteered his time to figure the job and work the job, just in time for the rain today," said Williams.

This week Williams rescued a starving dog named Joey, and after several facebook posts she said she's getting donations from strangers to help.

There's a long road ahead, but Williams said she continues to be amazed at how the community makes it a little easier whether it's fixing the roof, or paying vet bills.

"Because of the goodness of people and the good hearts we're able to save these animals over and over," said Williams.

Williams says the humane society's priority is to help find homes for several of the animals.

There's an adoption event in Cordova Saturday for the shelter, it's at Petco on Germantown Parkway from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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