Mississippi Spay & Neuter Receives 14K Banfield Foundation® Grant for Medical Equipment

Mississippi Spay & Neuter announced today a $13,964.35 grant investment from the Banfield Foundation® to support life-saving work for animals in Central Mississippi. The Banfield Foundation Veterinary Medical Equipment Grant helps expand veterinary care for pets in need. The grant provides funding toward purchasing veterinary medical equipment for veterinary clinics and practices, including shelters, low-cost and mobile practices.  Continue reading

Dr Julie Parks' Tribute to Elaine

Dr. Julie Parks is the President of the Mississippi Spay & Neuter Board of Directors and a practicing veterinarian. Continue reading

Esther Mechler's Tribute to Elaine

Esther Mechler is the President of United Spay Alliance, a national animal welfare organization dedicated exclusively to promoting affordable, accessible, and timely spay/neuter services as the solution to the crisis of cat and dog homelessness. Continue reading

Judy Stein's tribute to Elaine

Elaine-what a ball of fire she was.  Elaine was one of the, if not the, most committed and passionate individuals I have ever met. So how does a rocket scientist go from that to spay and neuter? I met Elaine via email.  I asked Elizabeth from ARF what my best next steps were with my colony of feral cats, and she suggested I contact MS Spay & Neuter.  I emailed MS Spay & Neuter on a Saturday night and Elaine responded within 5 minutes.  She told me about traps I could “rent” from MS SPAN and what to do. About a month later we were both exhibiting at a conference on the coast and I got to meet her face to face. If you ever met Elaine face to face you know you’re hooked. Elaine walked the walk.  I also got to meet her colonies of cats in Gulfport and at her home on the way to the Pass.  I truly wish all ferals/strays were treated as Elaine and her husband Harold treated theirs. Judy and friends at Spaytacular, MS SPAN's annual fundraiser Continue reading

Founder's Month-Celebrating Elaine

Elaine Adair, Mississippi Spay & Neuter's late founder, passed away in October of 2019, right before we opened a new clinic location that she worked so hard to make a reality. October 15th would have been her 71st birthday, and we are celebrating her with blog posts from her friends and family. We hope you enjoy them!    Continue reading

Tips to Create a Dog-friendly Backyard In Mississippi

Some of us are closer to our dogs than anyone else in the family. After all, they are“fur-ever” friends. When it comes to your pup, there’s nothing you wouldn’t do to makehim or her healthy and happy. Dogs need room to run and play, so create a safe placein your own backyard for fresh air and exercise. Continue reading

Newly Named Petco Love Invests in Lifesaving Work of Mississippi Spay & Neuter

Richland, MS (August 5, 2021) – Mississippi Spay & Neuter announced today a $7,500 grant investmentfrom the newly named Petco Love to support their lifesaving work for animals in Central Mississippi. Continue reading

376 animals fixed in January

Out of the 238 female cats and dogs fixed in January, *99* of them were in heat. Can you imagine if they hadn't been fixed and were able to breed?? We'd have nearly 800 puppies and kittens born into a community with no open homes available, where shelters are bursting at the seams. Continue reading

How To Support Your Children After the Loss of the Family Dog

There are likely to be few circumstances more distressing to your child than the death of the family dog. While we all form bonds with our pets, children tend to grow much closer to them. In fact, according to one recent study, children have stronger relationships with pets, with lower levels of conflict, than with their own human siblings. Is it any wonder, then, that a dog’s passing can hit them hard? Continue reading