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Tuesday, November 28, 2023


The Humane Society of St. Thomas now has its own Web site, courtesy of "Mama," the two-footed, six-foot-tall fuzzy dog almost everybody knows.
Not one to miss an event, the sartorially splendid Mama pops up at all occasions, especially holidays. She most recently delighted youngsters last Friday at the Havensight Mall's Annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, and she has been a perennial winner in Blackbeard Castle's annual Easter Bonnet contest.
According to her owner, Joyce Huskey, Mama created the Web site as a contribution in memory of another "Mama," her real life beloved mastiff-pit bull mix who died in 1993 at 14 years old, and Mia, Mama's consort, a 140-pound Fila Brasiliero who died last year.
The site is multifaceted, with sections for current pets available for adoption, (with pictures), to flea market information, and a "fun page" where kids can download games. It also includes information on spaying, neutering and adoption programs and kennel adoption projects.
As irony would have it, Delta Thomas and Hubert Brumant of the Humane Society are very excited about the site but have not been able to see it yet, as the shelter's computer is "really old and not too good." But, they added, "Don't worry, we'll see it."
The shelter is supposed to receive $75,000 a year, but for the past two years, the funds have been unavailable.
Huskey, who wants to keep a low profile on the project, admitted she had wanted to do something for the shelter for a long time, and it finally occurred to her, "That's what, I can do—a Web site." Huskey has her own design company, Insight Graphics, where she designs Web pages, so she simply put her expertise to work. She hopes the site will interest children and help educate them in caring for animals.
So if you want to know of any special upcoming events at the shelter or find any really hot bargains at the flea market or, most importantly, look for a new pet, just check the handy site. The pet listings and pictures are kept current. The shelter's telephone is 775-0599. Huskey can be reached at 775-1783.

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