We hope you all are staying well and getting lots of quality time with your pets during your time at home. Thank you to all of our supporters who are working in healthcare, grocery, pharmacy and other essential services. A statewide shelter-in-place order beginning this Friday and ending on April 20th. Our clinic will be closed until Monday, April 27th. 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
Most dogs give up their excessive chewing after about six months old, but I commonly expect some degree of chewing until they are around two or three years old. I have lived with dogs all my life, and my house shows it. A gnawed table leg here, a chewed chair leg there, and so on. I have never had a dog that didn’t fall in love with something I had to ultimately replace. Continue reading
Mississippi Spay and Neuter (MS SPAN) has been awarded $43,421 grant from Dogs Trust USA. The funds will be used to spay and neuter 667 dogs in low-income households located in Hinds, Rankin, Madison, Copiah and Simpson Counties. Continue reading
Today is World Spay Day! This special holiday draws attention to spay/neuter as a proven means of saving the lives of companion animals, community (feral and stray) cats, and street dogs who might otherwise be put down in a shelter or killed on the street. If you or someone you know needs to get a pet fixed, you can celebrate World Spay Day by requesting an appointment here. Continue reading
It can be worrying when you spot a lost dog wandering around on a busy road. If you want to help, you need to know exactly how to handle this situation to avoid making it worse and scaring the dog even more. Continue reading
The past few weeks have been both the most gratifying and the most dismal time in MS Spay & Neuter’s 14 years. We have finally made the move into our new facility. Yet, it is heartbreaking that our courageous and influential founder, teacher and fearless leader, Elaine Adair, just two and a half weeks ago, lost her brave battle with MDS, a rare form of blood cancer. Elaine’s presence is and will continue to be missed at MS SPAN, within our state and in the animal world altogether. She was a pioneer in the field of spay and neuter, and her dedication to her work and to all creatures was above all else. MS SPAN’s Board of Directors, management and staff will carry on her mission with as much vigor as she did, in her honor.
By Miki Miller The dog days of summer are finally over! The cooler days and crisper nights make this the perfect time to exercise your dog – and yourself! After all, neither of you want to become fat cats. Who can resist the rustle of fallen leaves under their feet (or paws)? Continue reading
On top of being the caregiver to many older, high-maintenance cats and a dog of her own, Vicky stops by and cares for ten cats at the local Texaco daily. Over the course of more than 6 months, she has successfully trapped ten cats from the gas station, brought them to our Big Fix Clinic to be spayed or neutered, and returned them to their colony! Continue reading