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
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
Does your heart ache at the thought of leaving your pet in a noisy, impersonal kennel when you leave town? While kennels were once the only option for jet-setting dog and cat owners, pets can now skip the stressful kennel setting and receive overnight care in a home environment instead. But what should pet parents look for when hiring overnight pet care, and how do you know your four-legged friend is in good hands? Read this guide before you hire so you can ensure the best for your pet. Continue reading
You may already know that extreme cold weather can be detrimental to the health of your beloved animal companions, but did you know that hot weather conditions can be just as dangerous? According to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), rising summer temperatures and high levels of humidity could dehydrate your furry friend, damage his or her organs, and even cause your pet to suffer from heat stroke and die. In companion animals, some common signs of heat stroke include heavy panting, breathing difficulties, lethargy, loss of coordination, and dehydration. Continue reading
Experts estimate that over 63 million American households own at least one pet dog. If you live in such a household, you’ll know exactly why dogs are so popular with American families. The companionship they offer is different than that of any other animal. Considering the special place the family pet holds in our hearts, it’s crucial to make sure that the food they eat is healthy and nourishing. The best place to find information about dog food is on the packaging label; however, these can be difficult to read if you don’t know what you’relooking for. Read on as we discuss the seven most important things to keep in mind when reading dog foodlabels. Continue reading
It’s been reported that kennels and shelters have become empty since the pandemic as people,fearful of self-isolation, scrambled to foster or adopt furry companions. No doubt, this is a wisemove, as there’s definitely no better company to have than pets. But of course, it also begs thequestion of whether they have fully grasped the implications of taking in a pet and if they’reready for the responsibilities of pet ownership for the long haul. If adopting a new pet during thepandemic is something that you’ve also been considering, take a moment to get to know thenitty-gritty of such a decision. We’ve compiled some resources for that purpose. Continue reading
For safety reasons, our transport program is temporarily suspended. We are working to find the best low-cost options in our transport service areas to provide spay/neuter services in the meantime. Once the statewide lockdown is lifted, Mississippi Animal Project will be able to provide spay/neuter vouchers in the Pike County Area. If you know of low-cost options in the Warren County or Lauderdale County areas, please let us know!
We hope you all are staying well and getting lots of quality time with your pets during your time at home. Our clinic will be closed until Monday, May 4th. When we return, we will be facing the unfortunate reality of a booming population of cats and dogs due to our closure. Here are some ideas to help us bounce back more quickly: Make a donation Donate an old vehicle (running or not, free towing included) Create a Facebook fundraiser and encourage your network to give Choose us as your beneficiary on AmazonSmile.com and we'll receive a donation for every Amazon purchase you make Start your online shopping at GivingAssistant.org and we'll get a donation when you shop at thousands of different online stores Sign up for Kroger Community Rewards and we'll get a donation every time you shop! Find more ideas here. Thank you for your support- we look forward to seeing you when we come back to work!!
To protect our clients and staff, the Big Fix Clinic will be tentatively closed until Monday, April 13th. We will be evaluating the circumstances frequently in order to reopen as soon as it is safe to do so. You Please consider making a donation today to ensure that we can retain our incredibly hardworking staff, reopen promptly, and continue to do what we do best- spay and neuter. Continue reading