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Neighbors complain about rural animal shelter noise

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By David Kenney - bio | email

Pelahatchie, MS  (WLBT)  Residents living near a Rankin county animal shelter say their peaceful country living has been disrupted by the tenants there.

The Animal Rescue Fund shelter is located at 1963 Holly Bush Road in Pelahatchie. 

Neighbors said they agree with the no-kill shelters approach, but they don't agree with the noise.

Neighbor Molly Bass said, "It popped up no one asked us what we would think of it, we didn't even know what was going on till all of a sudden we heard dogs barking.  It's just growing and growing and its getting louder and louder. We moved to the county for peace and quiet." 

Rankin county district 4 Supervisor Walter Johnson said the land the shelter is on is zoned for intensive agriculture, and that the animal rescue fund went through all the proper channels to locate there.

Neighbors said they see someone feeding the animals twice a day, but they were not present when our cameras were there.

Those within earshot of the K-9's say it's a hard lesson to learn on what can move in next door, if there are few zoning restrictions in your neighborhood. 

Officials with the Rankin county zoning department said they have not received any calls from residents complaining about the dogs.

Late Wednesday Elizabeth Jackson the owner of the animal rescue fund shelter contacted us by phone.  She has agreed to talk to us about the facility tomorrow.

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