OXFORD TOWN – Round up your friends and your pup(s) because the Oxford Lafayette Humane Society is set to hold its popular fundraiser, Yappy Hour, at Parrish’s on Tuesday, June 28. Memphis native/folk musician Marlena Jarjoura (pictured) is set to entertain at the event. Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has all the information you’ll need about OLHS’s latest fundraiser for the critters in Lafayette County. (June 23, 2011, Page 9)
One hundred and two. Yes, 102. That’s the number of animals euthanized between May 26 and 31, according to the the Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society, because of behavior, illness and space. Staff Writer Melanie Addington looks for a different answer and discusses no-kill principles with someone involved with that approach. (June 3, 2011, Page 4A)
An Oxford man is suing the Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society for more than $4,000 saying his family was put under duress when his dog went missing and wound up at the animal shelter. (March 18, 2011, Page 2A)
The new Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society animal shelter opened this week after volunteers and staff spent several days moving 80 animals to their new home on McElroy Drive. See the animal’s new home in today Oxford Living. (February 18, 2011, Page 1B)
With more than 70 cats to her name, Cynthia Daniels needed a little help keeping the numbers down. In came Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society and the Mississippi State University mobile vet unit to the rescue. (January 7, 2011, Page 1A)
There’s a turf war going on in Thacker Heights.
This time, it’s the not the Jets and the Sharks — it’s canines from the county versus city residents. (June 29, 2010, Page 1)
The 11th Annual Paws for Art Charity Auction is set for April at The Library Bar and Grill, to benefit the Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society. The Patron Party will begin at 6 p.m. and tickets are $45 per guest or $80 per couple. The Patron Party offers a sneak preview of live and silent auction items, a one hour open bar, and admission to the Auction Party and Live Auction. The Auction Party will begin at 7 p.m. and tickets are $30 per guest or $50 per couple. The evening includes live and silent auctions, a cocktail buffet catered by several of Oxford’s favorite restaurants, a full bar and live music. The auction features presenting artist Baxter Knowlton and auctioneer Robert Taylor.
For more information, e-mail Hattie Alton, development director, at email@example.com (March 23, 2010)
The city has approved a design builder, Heritage Development, for the new Oxford Animal Shelter. The preliminary design has been drafted, and final design plans will be created within 30 days. Groundbreaking should occur by May 1. (March 18, 2010, Page 1)
At the request of the Tunica Humane Society, the Oxford Animal Shelter is now housing 33 dogs left stranded after a fire in Dundee. However, the local animal shelter needs supplies and volunteers to help with the additional animals. (January 13, 2010, Page 2)
The Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society is $50,000 shy of its total fundraising goal to begin construction on a new animal shelter on McElroy Drive. The city and county have pledged 50 percent of the $600,000 that the building will cost. (January 7, 2010, Page 1)