The Humane Society of South Mississippi is so much more than a shelter; it is a temporary home to the 14,000 animals dropped off every year by Animal Control and members of the community. The HSSM cares for these abandoned animals and provides love and support while doing all they can to find them a home for life. Some animals have simply run astray or are lost from their families, while others are victims of abandonment, neglect and overpopulation– in fact, the majority of animals at HSSM were brought here by owners no longer willing or able to be responsible for their pets. Unfortunately, only half of these animals are claimed or adopted, forcing HSSM to manage our community’s pet overpopulation problem through the euthanasia of 8,700 animals in 2008. Fortunately, our efforts in educating the public and in spaying/neutering and microchipping pets at low or no cost have lowered our euthansia rates significantly from previous years (when we were forced to euthanize 3 out of 4 animals) and have moved us much closer to our goal of euthanising only those animals who are considered truly and rreparably “unadoptable” for reasons of health or behavior.
- Return to Owner
- Foster Care