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OLHS Urges Lafayette-Oxford-University Community to Step Up

This Barney most certainly is from around here.

OLHS urges the L-O-U community to come in and meet Barney and all the other residents they have available for adoption.  Photos and video by Jeff McVay
OLHS urges the L-O-U community to come in and meet Barney and all the other residents they have available for adoption.
Photos and video by Jeff McVay

BARNEY FIFEMeet Lafayette County’s newest “Barney” (although that’s probably not his real name). This guy belongs to someone … without a doubt. And, if his sociable demeanor and trusting soul are any indication, that particular someone must certainly be missing him.

For the moment however, Barney’s temporary residence is in the compassionate arms of OLHS. That’s all fine and well; but Barney belongs to someone and it’s time to step up.

OLHS Animal Control officer, Alyce Hale, introduced me and Barney today, and I fell in love. Anyone would.

He’s approximately one and a half-years-old with a really nice blend of American Bulldog and … something. This sturdy guy has been at the shelter for about 5 days and he’s already showing signs of weight gain and improved overall health after his days of scavenging. His energy is boundless.

Photo by Jeff McVay
Photo by Jeff McVay

Found on the side of County Road 207, Barney has a collar and a disposition unlike most lost or abandoned dogs. He has a grin that will melt the heart of anyone he meets.

“He was definitely skinny when I picked him up,” Hale said. “We’ve been feeding him canned food and he’s responded well and is already gaining his weight back.”

Photo by Jeff McVay
Photo by Jeff McVay
HottyToddy.com is all about placing important L-O-U community news in the forefront each and every day. With that in mind, it’s obvious that we feel the needs of our shelter and its residents definitely qualify as important.

In other OLHS news; stay tuned over the next couple of weeks as HottyToddy.com plans features for a couple of important OLHS fundraisers including its popular Yappy Hour gathering tentatively planned for The Graduate Hotel, as well as a big-time blowout at the Lyric Oxford planned for the week of Valentines Day.

According to the OLHS website; “For over 30 years, OLHS’ dedicated staff and volunteers have worked to improve the plight of lost, unwanted, abandoned and homeless animals by providing shelter, care, rescue, adoption services and foster homes; to investigate incidents of animal cruelty, abandonment and neglect; and to promote responsible pet ownership by advocating spay/neuter, permanent identification and the humane and compassionate treatment of animals.”

OLHS is a private, nonprofit organization that is not affiliated with any other local or national organization. Its work is made possible only by the generosity of contributions; namely those of the L-O-U community. Residents are advised that all contributions are tax deductible.

Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society is located at 413 McElroy Drive next to the airport in Oxford.

For more information, visit its website at oxfordpets.com or call them at 662-236-7631. The OLHS adoption hotline number is 662-801-6788.

Jeff McVay is a staff writer and graphic designer for Hottytoddy.com. He can be reached at jeff.mcvay@hottytoddy.com

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