COVID-19 Update

Our clinic is working to navigate the risks presented by COVID-19 to make sure that we can continue to provide necessary services to Central Mississippi's cats and dogs while keeping our community safe. Continue reading

Tips for Living with a Dog Who Chews

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 receives grant from Dogs Trust USA to assist low-income dog guardians

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

Happy World Spay Day!

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

Three Things You Should Immediately Do When You Find a Lost Dog

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

Remembering Elaine

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.  

Best Ways to Exercise With Your Dog This Fall

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

Trapping the Texaco Ten

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

MS SPAN Receives $38,000 Equipment Grant from the ASPCA

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that the ASPCA has awarded us with a $38,000 grant to purchase all of the clinical supplies needed for our new facility!  Continue reading

The Ultimate Pet-Proofing Guide (for first-time pet parents, foster parents, etc.)

We all love those pet videos uploaded on social media. They are a mix of adorable, vulnerable, energetic, sleepy, and some of the most hilarious pet mischief on the internet. These are the traits we love in our pets. They are forever young and they also keep us young. As new pet owners, foster parents, or the proud owners of a new addition to our pet family, we can look forward to making our own videos; along with the bragging rights for having the best pets in the world! We just have to keep them safe when we bring them home. Continue reading