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After seeing the outpouring of community comments and opinions on our recent article on Ripley’s need for an animal shelter, a group of concerned citizens are taking action.

The Animal Foster and Rescue of Tippah County has a few stated goals to begin. To educate the community, help create a spay and neuter program, grow a foster network that can assist with the current abandoned pet epidemic in Tippah County and ultimately start a local shelter.

“We hope to spread that word that this is possible in our community. There are several opportunities for grants available, including USDA grants for construction of a shelter in our area. We hope to have our 501(c)(3) application approved later this year. It’s not going to happen overnight, but the journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step,” founding board member Kayla Myers said.

The AFRTC has a stated mission of “Ending the overpopulation of stray dogs and cats in Tippah County.”

You can find out more about how to volunteer here.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at

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