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 >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:26:30 GMT
Community members and fellow classmates of Natalie Hightower are gathering tonight for a candlelight vigil in her honor. The 12-year-old Vancleave Middle School student underwent surgery this past MondayMore >>
They came, looking like a sea of orange--Natalie's favorite color, more than 200 strong.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:43 PM EDT2013-05-20 01:43:50 GMT
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned. According to DMR Public Relations Manager Lauren Thompson said DMR received a report about the incident around 6:30 p.m.More >>
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:35:23 GMT
COLUMBUS, MS (AP) - Authorities have resumed the search for two young brothers who were passengers in an all-terrain vehicle that overturned in a Mississippi creek. Columbus Fire Chief Kenneth MooreMore >>
Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek, while the search for his brother continued.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:08:12 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
The search in Moss Point is over. The body of 55-year-old boater Timothy Gordon has been pulled from the Escatapwa River. Now investigators are saying marijuana may have been involved in the accident.
The Humane Society of South Mississippi is celebrating a huge milestone, but they are not about to rest on its laurels. In 2012, not a single healthy adopted animal was euthanized for lack of space. That's a first time accomplishment for the shelter.
Some potential dog and cat owners said it's important that new additions to a family come from an animal shelter.
Anna Cofer, a pet Owner, said, "There's so many out there that need to be adopted and these are animals that either people had to give up or were found on the street and just need somebody."
The Humane Society of South Mississippi spared the lives of all healthy adoptable animals last year by finding a lot of people that love animals.
"Now we have this great facility for years. It's beautiful. It's colorful. It's friendly," said Krystyna Szczechowski, shelter spokesperson. "But our live release rate back at the old shelter was 20 percent to 25 percent. What it means to us not to have euthanized any healthy adoptable pet is it's the first time we're living up to this beautiful facade that we have."
Along with getting adoptions numbers up another goal is to reduce the number of animals that end up at the shelter. Awareness campaigns encourage pet owners to tag and microchip their pets to easily reunite them if lost. The shelter also became more aggressive in its spay and neuter program, especially important to reducing kittens born to feral cats.
"Getting those cats fixed because every spring we will see what we call kitten season," said Szczechowski. "Kittens of the same age essentially flood the shelter, and it becomes the most frantic time of the year for us."
Now the Humane Society is focusing on its next priority, nursing sick animals back to health so they can be adopted.
Szczechowski said, "The missing piece is isolation space. So what we're trying to do is build a second chance ward because that hospital building will allow us to isolate and treat those animals who are not getting their second chances yet."
The Humane Society said their live release rate was 67 percent for 2012.
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