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. 




“Mississippi is in the midst of a companion animal overpopulation crisis, with nearly 85% of animals surrendered to our local open-admission shelter being euthanized because there are not enough homes available. Spay and neuter is the most affordable, effective, and humane way to control the population and to prevent animals from entering shelters,” says Sharon Garner, Executive Director of MS SPAN.


Residents of the 5 qualifying counties with a household income under $28,000 per year may request an appointment by calling the Big Fix Clinic at 601-420-2438 or by clicking here.

Mississippi Spay and Neuter’s mission is to end the euthanasia and suffering of homeless animals by providing affordable spay and neuter services. They operate The Big Fix Clinic in Richland, which performs more than 5,000 surgeries per year, as well as a voucher and referral program. They provide free transportation from 3 outlying communities each month. 

Dogs Trust USA’s mission is to bring about the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction. Dogs Trust works to help as many dogs as possible in the United States though their grants program, to find loving homes, and to live happy and healthy lives, while also working closely with dog welfare organizations around the world to help dogs who are being exploited or suffering harm, and to transform the way people think about dogs around the world.

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