The Stone County S.P.C.A received $15,000 yesterday to help fund the costs of enlarging the main building of the animal shelter. An 800 square foot building will be built to house cats. This will allow more animals to be housed in the shelter in Wiggins.
The Stone County SPCA says every year since the shelter opened, the number of animals coming in has increased by 20 percent. Last year, the shelter took in 1,000 animals.
The Jack A. & Gertrude W. Wilson Animal Welfare Fund was established in 2001 to provide competitive grants for qualifying organizations classified as public charities under section 501c3 of the Internal Revenue code that deliver programs for or with animals. All grants from this fund are for the welfare of animals and all animals are to be included.