Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:34 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:34:41 GMT
NOTE: Photos and videos will be added to this story later in the evening. The Walthall County Sheriffs Department along with The Humane Society of the United States are in the process of raiding a puppyMore >>
Among the dogs, many are dead, and skeletal remains were mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:42:47 GMT
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday. The HSSM assisted the Humane SocietyMore >>
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:41:59 GMT
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday. Once deputies arrived to the home theyMore >>
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday.More >>
Hurricane season is less than a month away and while many people are preparing to protect their homes, some are also preparing to protect their pets.
"We had folks lined up here at 7:15 this morning, waiting to get their animals in, so we're very pleased with the turnout we've had so far," says Dawn Simpson, Clinic Operations Manager for the Humane Society of South Mississippi.
Throughout the day, people waited patiently to get microchips for their pets at a reduced rate. Humane Society leaders say this is one of the best investments a pet owner can make.
"Microchips are great. One in four animals will get lost, and to help ensure that they find their way home. They get registered in a national database. If they ever end up missing or at a shelter or animal care facility, they can be scanned, and we can look them up in the computer and locate their owner, so it's a great thing to have," Simpson says.
After Katrina's winds and waters subsided, thousands of South Mississippians searched for their pets. Humane Society leaders say pets with microchips stood a much better chance of being reunited with their owners.
"As we come into hurricane season, it's very important to look at getting your animals microchipped. After Katrina, we had so many animals lost, and if we have another hurricane this year, it's going to help dramatically for us to help find the owners of those animals," Simpson says.
As you prepare for the upcoming season, it's not to late to get a microchip for your pet if you missed the clinic.
"You can come down here and get microchips from the Humane Society, during all of our open hours," Simpson says.
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