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.