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This week’s featured Humane Society of Ray County pets include a new dog, a young female Whippet mix named Marlo. She is mostly black with a bit of white on her front and some speckles of brown on her legs. Marlo weighs 35 pounds, loves to go for walks and is believed to be housebroken. Her buddy at the shelter is Chester.
The shelter’s other new arrivals are two tortoiseshell female cats. Volunteers named the new girls after makeup. The four-month-old kitten is named Mabel for Maybelline and the young cat is named Kay for Mary Kay. The volunteers say they’re both very nice cats who would like forever homes.
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The Humane Society of Ray County has a selection of adoptable cats and dogs at its shelter. Adoption days are 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. at 200 S. College St. (the old county jail). For information, call Tammy at 660-232-1306 or Donna at 816-504-7843.
Adoption fees are $110 for dogs or $80 for cats, which includes spay/neutering, shots, tests and registered microchipping for dogs.
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On Jan. 11, the Humane Society held an emergency board meeting at the organization’s shelter at 200 South College St. The purpose was to discuss reorganizing duties following the death of long-time treasurer and shelter director Shirley Saulter.
“Shirley had devoted countless hours to the Humane Society and its animals,” volunteer Carol Williamson said. “She and her labor will be greatly missed.”
Shelter meetings are open to the public and are held the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at Hometown Pizza.