In Celebration of MHS Class of 1958

In Celebration of MHS Class of 1958

A Tribute and Celebration

We were the class of 1958, members of the Greatest Generation as well as children of the Greatest Generation. Born in 1940, we are also called members of the Traditional Generation.

Our childhood, post World War II, "was the best of times . . . it was the age of wisdom . . . it was the epoch of belief . . .it was the season of Light . . . it was the spring of hope . . . we had everything before us . . .we were all going direct to Heaven . . . ." (A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens.) At least, that's the way I felt about it. We were truly blessed.

- Ouida Tomlinson -

This blog is a place for 1958 graduates of Meridian, Mississippi, High School to stay in touch, post their news, items of interest and photographs.

CLASS OF 1958 MEMORIES (Click to read all posts relating to sports, honors, graduation and other memories of our class in 1957-58.)




Sunday, November 29, 2009

73,000 healthy pets killed in 2008 in Mississippi

This is my rant for the day.

You can bet that the number for 2009 is up, and the number is up in other states as well because of the economy. This article in today's coast newspaper, The Sun Herald, makes a disgusting statement about the irresponsibility and indifference of pet owners and the public and yes, how little life is valued. Don't say "They are ONLY dogs - they are ONLY cats." They are God's creatures, and we are charged to care for them.

There are other statistics which could be added: (1) the number of dogs who died from heart worm because the owners would not spend $5 a month for heart worm prevention; and (2) the number of pets who died from abuse and neglect. One glaring fact hit me after Katrina and that was the huge number of dogs in Louisiana, rescued after the hurricane, who were reported to have heart worm. Mississippi would be no different.

Pope John Paul II referred to the culture of death in our world today. The maltreatment of animals and the family pet is another symptom of the bigger picture.

Article from The Sun Herald:

The No. 1 killer of dogs and cats in Mississippi is euthanasia. A study conducted by the Humane Society of the United States found 73,000 pets were euthanized in Mississippi shelters last year. That’s almost three animals for every household in Gulfport.

The real reason they died is no one cared. What can you do to help? If you want a pet, adopt, don’t buy. Your local shelter is full of animals just waiting for someone to love them. If you already have a pet, make sure it does not reproduce. For more information, call 863-3354 ex. 130.

David Waltman, is the clinic director of the Louise Fenner Claiborne Spay Neuter Clinic at the Humane Society of South Mississippi.

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