The Amazing Health and Happiness Benefits of Cats

While anyone who's been around cats knows how much fun and joy they can bring to our lives, more and more research now indicates they also make us much more healthy than we ever thought possible. With scientists working everyday to make one discovery after another, cat owners can now use science to prove what they knew all along - that their furry feline friends can help them feel better physically, emotionally, and even spiritually.   Continue reading

Why Can't My Older Pet be Fixed at the Big Fix Clinic?

At the Big Fix, we are equipped for spay/neuter surgery only. As with any surgery, anesthesia comes with risks.  Continue reading

Winter Locations To Visit With Your Best Friend

Often when we think about travelling with our four-legged best friends, we may imagine summertime destinations like the ocean, a favorite park, hiking trail or lake. But just because the temperature begins to drop, this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t still enjoy some spectacular adventures with one of our favorite road trip companions - our canines. Continue reading

Freedom for Scooter, Skeeter and Ringo

Miss Edna had become very ill and was quickly overwhelmed by a surprise litter of puppies. The puppies were able to dig under the fence in the backyard and get into the road. Edna's brother built them a small pen to keep them safe temporarily.As part of our Operation: Doggie Freedom program, we were able to help Scooter, Skeeter and Ringo make good use of their backyard by securing the bottom of the fence and ground with chicken wire to prevent digging. The three pups are scheduled to be fixed at our Big Fix Clinic, and we are so thankful to our supporters for helping us give them a better life! Continue reading

Why spay and neuter?

Not sure why you should spay or neuter your pet? Read on to discover the benefits of this simple life-saving procedure. Continue reading

Mary and Rosie

Mary's niece used to live down the street from her, until she moved out in a rush during a divorce, leaving her dog behind. Mary adopted the dog and took her in, not realizing that the dog had puppies who were living around her niece's property. The dogs were not socialized around people, and thus became feral. Mary began to feed the puppies each day in hopes that she could gain their trust. To her horror, one of them got her head stuck inside of a large plastic jar and was not able to get herself out of it.  Continue reading

Collar Safety: Why Cats Should Still Have One Even If Microchipped

For dog owners, having a collar for their pet, even though their canine is microchipped can stillbe a necessity when transporting, walking or tying them out somewhere. But for cat lovers,sometimes they believe that they don’t need a collar for their feline friend if they’ve already hada microchip inserted. But there’s many reasons why a cat should still wear a collar regardless ofthe popular use of this modern technology. Continue reading

LaTonya and Tiny

LaTonya moved to Jackson from Atlanta with her husband and son two decades ago. "I love it here. This is home." Continue reading

Things You Can Do to Help Stray Dogs in your Community

Strays are a problem in many communities, especially big cities where dogs often get lost or just plain abandoned. It is one of the reasons why animal shelters are overflowing with cats and dogs. But if you happen to spot a stray, here are some tips to follow that might make the difference between a happy or a sad outcome. Continue reading

Animal Health Alert: Distemper in Mississippi

The Mississippi Board of Animal Health (MBAH) has been receiving numerous anecdotal reports of cases of canine distemper virus (CDV) in wildlife, puppies and adult dogs. Some of the animals have been tested by the MS Veterinary Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (MVRDL) in Pearl, MS. Below is the information on the number of cases they have seen since 2013. Please note the increase in positive cases (blue) since that time. So far in the first five months of 2017, they have tested more positive cases of distemper than they did the entire year in 2016. They report that the primary positive species in 2016 and 2017 to date have been primarily raccoons, foxes, and dogs (puppies and adults) Continue reading