Thursday, May 23 2013 5:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:38:18 GMT
The picture of a George County dog set on fire is disturbing. Authorities say the circumstances surrounding how fire consumed the dog are shocking. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, 20-year-oldMore >>
Socks, the dog reportedly burned this week by his owner, has died. That word comes from a George County Sheriff's deputy. Socks succumbed to injuries suffered after 20-year-old Brandon Pierce allegedly set his dog on fire Tuesday night. The suspect told deputies he torched the dog because he "wanted to help the dog go to heaven."More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:15 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:15:57 GMT
Part of the coast is being invaded this week by termites. Millions swarmed across Harrison County Wednesday night. Several WLOX viewers called our newsroom to tell us about it. One person called whileMore >>
Part of the coast is being invaded this week by termites. Millions swarmed across Harrison County Wednesday night.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:25 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:25:10 GMT
The search is on in north Picayune for two fugitive brothers wanted out of Tennessee. Jessy and Jeffrey Marchbanks were last seen leaving a mobile home on Pea Ridge Road in Picayune.More >>
Two fugitive brothers wanted out of Tennessee were captured around 6:30 Thursday morning according to Pearl River Sheriff's Department. According to Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison, Jessy and Jeffrey Marchbanks were caught at the corner of Ozona Richardson Road and Richardson Road just after sunrise. That's the same general area authorities had searched Wednesday and early Thursday morning.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:19 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:19:04 GMT
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi. After receiving calls and posts from many of our WLOX viewers concernedMore >>
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi.More >>
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
Thirty dogs from the Jackson County animal
shelter could be in loving, new homes by Christmas. That's because they're headed to a no kill shelter in Illinois.
Volunteers were up early Tuesday to get the animals ready for the long journey.
"They have pet licensing laws and spay and neuter laws so they don't have the pet overpopulation that we have right now," said Neva Bailey with the Animal Protection and Education Association.
Giving the dogs a new lease on life gives Bailey a feeling of contentment.
is something we've been working with the Jackson County animal shelter
for years, saving animals. And to be able to save this many at one time
Just in the past few months alone, the Jackson
County animal shelter has been deluged with unwanted animals. The main
reason for that was a storm called Hurricane Isaac.
people that are affected by the storms with flooding in their homes or
damage to their homes. They relocate temporarily, sometimes, to other
living arrangements and can't keep their pets," explained Shelter Director Bill Richman.
For animal control officer Charles Callegan, the dogs represent the perfect Christmas gift for himself, and other people.
we get to save lives and find good homes for them. The kids up there
really would enjoy them as much as we enjoy them down here," Callegan
The Animal Protection and Education Association has helped
with several other transport missions to no kill shelters in the past.
Volunteers with the organization helped to raise money to cover
expenses for this latest trip.
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