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Brandon Elementry School in Brandon, MS provides students an opportunity to participate in Venture, a program for gifted students. This program provides students with semester long hands-on projects. The 5th Grade Venture class was led by Mrs. Donna Mabus to participate in First Lego League's 2016 Challenge, Animal Allies, as rookies! The teams researched different animal populations and problems related to them. One of our teams selected 'Pup Patrol' as team name because they wanted to crusade on behalf of dogs trapped in animal shelters. Because "They're kinda' in a pickle, 'Ya know!" Pup Patrol identified an opportunity to help reduce the number of shelter dogs by helping the community spay and neuter their pets. Pup Patrol also designed, built, programmed, and refined a robot capable of meeting the Animal Allies challenges. Many nights and weekends were spent polishing all aspects of Pup Patrol's presentations and 'Murphy', the team's robot. Continue reading

David, Penny and Nickel

David, or “the dog man” as his neighbors call him, has always loved dogs. His pets have lived happy long lives with him throughout the years. Recently he decided to go to Jackson Animal Control, the city shelter, to find a dog to adopt. He fell in love with Penny. Continue reading

Spaytacular 2017- A success!

Spaytacular in Love was the biggest, silliest and most fun Spaytacular yet! Thank you to everyone who attended, sponsored, donated and volunteered to make this fundraiser possible. For the first time ever, we sold out! Continue reading

Chained Dog Fund Recipient- Max

On Giving Tuesday, we raised $935 to help improve the lives of outdoor chained dogs. Max is one of the dogs we are working to help. Continue reading


Foofin' was fixed through Mississippi Spay and Neuter's voucher program. Read his story here. Continue reading

Support our cause with your holiday shopping!

Did you know that there are lots of ways to support our cause when holiday shopping (or shopping anytime), at no additional cost to you? Continue reading


Getting a letter from a client in the mail is one of our favorite things! It makes our day to hear about how our services allow more people to help animals.  Continue reading

Remembering Barry

Barry was rescued in 2001 by MS SPAN's founders, Elaine and Marilyn. He was adopted by Anita, who wrote this remembrance after his passing. Continue reading

Tips and Facts About Animal Theft And Loss

As animal lovers and pet parents, the thought of losing our precious animals is just the same as having a human child abducted or lost. That moment of sheer terror when your constant companion disappears, has gone missing or you simply can’t find them for longer than five minutes, is completely terrifying. Once a few hours turns into several days, weeks or even months, this loss is often insurmountable. But there are some ways we can prepare and prevent ourselves from experiencing these kinds of tragedies. Beyond the obvious methods of identifying our pets in case of loss, we arm them with ID tags, microchipping, or even tattoo them. While these traditional methods are worthy, but there’s more we can do to prevent this type of devastating loss. Continue reading

Mississippi Rabies Vaccination Laws

Why do we require animals to be current on their rabies vaccines or to be vaccinated at the time of surgery? Read the state statutes that we must comply with and others that pet parents should know. Continue reading