Clarke woman lobbies for animal shelter

By By Steve Swogetinsky/The Meridian Star
Feb. 23, 2001
QUITMAN One woman's efforts to establish an animal shelter here in Clarke County are progressing.
Sue Sexton has met with the town leaders of Pachuta and Quitman, and plans to talk with those in Enterprise, Stonewall and Shubuta in early March. She is hoping to get a financial commitment from the town boards and mayors, and later the Clarke County Board of Supervisors.
She added that an animal shelter would probably need two part-time employees.
Sexton, who raises dogs on property in the county, said she has received many calls from concerned citizens.
Sexton said she is also reviewing materials on the do's and don'ts of running an animal shelter. She has said in the past that employees of a Clarke County animal shelter would have to put animals to sleep after a certain period of time.
Sexton said the town officials in Pachuta and Quitman have indicated they would be in favor of establishing an animal shelter.
Steve Swogetinsky is regional editor of The Meridian Star. E-mail him at