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

How to Prepare for a Newly Adopted Cat

So you have decided to add another furry friend to your family – congratulations! The first few days with your new cat can be a little stressful, but it is always worth it in the end. There are steps you can take to make those first few days easier on you and your new adopted cat – the better prepared you are, the smoother the transition will be.  This post will guide you through how to prepare your home for your new adopted cat, so that you are ready when the time comes to bring them home. Continue reading

Volunteer Spotlight- Vicky Wade

Vicky is currently MS SPAN's most active volunteer- she works at our Big Thrift store and the Big Fix Clinic weekly.  We sat down with Vicky for a Q and A to learn more about her and the making of a rock star volunteer. Continue reading

Secret Life of Pets: What Your Pet's Thinking About When You're Gone

What pet owner hasn’t imagined what their dog or cat was doing while they were away at work?What were they thinking about? Were they thinking of us? This question has inspired a greatdeal of storytelling and even scientific research. Recently, an animated film pondered thisquestion and new results from fMRI studies, previously thought impossible to do on living dogs,opened up extraordinary insights into our dog’s inner lives. And while scientists have not yetfigured out how to get cats scanned by MRIs, new research into their thoughts and feelingsreveals significant recognition of and attachment to their human companions as well.   Continue reading