Press Release: 3rd Annual Spaytacular- "Under the Sea"- A fundraiser for Mississippi Spay and Neuter to be held on February 20th, 2016

Jackson, MS – February 20, 2016 — Join us for a lovely evening benefiting Mississippi Spay and Neuter - The Big Fix Clinic!   Our 3rd annual Spaytacular, which will be held on February 20, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at Table 100 in Flowood, will feature great food (for both herbivores and omnivores), complimentary beer and wine, and silent auction.

 

General admission is $50 and VIP ticket, which include a t-shirt and art print, are $75.  Sponsorships start at $250, and a VIP table for 8 is $500. For more information and to buy your tickets, visit msspan.org/spaytacular2016.  If you can't make the Spaytacular this year, you can donate at msspan.org/donate.

Dress in your best ocean-themed attire if you wish!

Spaytacular Under the Sea is sponsored by Domino’s, Table 100, Irby Construction, Hollywood Feed, Landers Fine Art and Framing, and Pearl River Coffee News. Event artwork by Sherry Dole.

 

Mississippi Spay and Neuter (MS SPAN) formed in 2005 in Gulfport, is the first organization in the United States to provide comprehensive statewide coverage for spay and neuter initiatives.

 

The organization’s 7-year-old pet sterilization program at the Big Fix Clinic has successfully altered more than 30,000+ animals since 2008, which proactively helps fight the Jackson Metro Area's dire pet overpopulation problem.




Our Mission… To reduce euthanasia and suffering of homeless animals by providing affordable spay and neuter; by engaging the cooperation of the community and by raising awareness of pet overpopulation.



MS SPAN commenced as a volunteer organization, running a mobile spay and neuter clinic (Big Fix Rig and the Little Fix Rig) and a statewide spay/neuter voucher program.  After Hurricane Katrina, national animal welfare organizations approached MS SPAN offering funding to open a high-volume spay/neuter clinic in the Jackson Metro Area.  

 

Currently, MS SPAN provides pet owners living in 42 counties or 82% of Mississippi's residents with access to low-cost spay/neuter services either through their voucher program, high-volume spay/neuter clinic (the Big Fix Clinic), and/or through their referral services to the other 3 high-volume clinics around the state as well as referrals to other animal welfare groups with "Animal Care" funding.  MS SPAN also offers free transport services from 3 locations in a 90-mile radius to the Big Fix Clinic.

 

Over 70,000 cats and dogs are euthanized in Mississippi each year. A single pair of cats and their kittens can produce as many as 420,000 kittens in just 7 years, while a pair of dogs and their puppies can produce as many as 67,000 puppies in 6 years. The solution is within reach of every pet owner with a commitment to spay or neuter.

 

The Big Fix Clinic is the only low-cost spay and neuter clinic that serves central Mississippi.  MS SPAN continues to work with agencies; organizations, communities and individuals to develop spay/neuter initiatives that help to humanely reduce pet overpopulation and euthanasia in their communities through out the state.


Our Purpose…To foster caring and respectful attitudes towards animals and their needs by

engaging and educating pet owners on the benefits of spay and neuter.




For more information on Mississippi Spay and Neuter and its programs, call 601-420-2438 or visit www.msspan.org.

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