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.   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 all month with blog posts from her friends and family. We hope you enjoy them!   

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

What’s the Best Overnight Care Option for Your Pet?

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

Budget-Friendly Tips to Prepare Your Animal Companions for Hot Summer Weather

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

7 Things To Know About Dog Food Labels

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