Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:34 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:34:41 GMT
NOTE: Photos and videos will be added to this story later in the evening. The Walthall County Sheriffs Department along with The Humane Society of the United States are in the process of raiding a puppyMore >>
Among the dogs, many are dead, and skeletal remains were mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:42:47 GMT
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday. The HSSM assisted the Humane SocietyMore >>
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:41:59 GMT
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday. Once deputies arrived to the home theyMore >>
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday.More >>
GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
Alpacas are considered national treasures in countries like Bolivia, Peru and Chile. These inquisitive animals have found a home with Roberta Chappell at the Blue Hill Alpaca Farm in George County.
"My husband and I always wanted a farm and we always wanted to raise animals."
So Roberta did a little research. They didn't want livestock that would be slaughtered for food and they were looking for loving, unique animals. That's when Roberta says she discovered Alpacas.
"I called my husband and said, 'I found something we can raise and don't have to kill.' It's the easiest livestock in the world to take care of."
The gentle animals boast a soft fleece that is used for a variety of items, from clothes to scarves to mittens. All of which are sold at Blue Hill Farm's Country Boutique.
"Anything you can make out of wool or cotton, you can make out of Alpaca fiber," said Chappell.
The Chappells currently have a herd of about 20 Alpacas. Some are show animals with ribbons attesting to their pedigree. This weekend, September 28-29, Blue Hills invites you to the Barton community for National Alpaca Farm Days.
Chappell says there will be fiber weaving demonstrations and you can see these lovable animals.
"They have such wonderful personalities. Like your dogs, you love them and they're so much fun. They do such cute things."
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