‘All Creatures Big and Small’ Pet food and supply drive

The fourth annual ‘All Creatures Big and Small’ pet food and supply drive is kicking off once again in remembrance of Sophia Myers, who passed away in 2017 from a battle with DIPG.

The event takes place at Quakes Ice Creamery on Hwy 90 in Ocean Springs, Saturday November 14th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

It will help benefit the Jackson County Animal Shelter in Gautier which will also have adoptable pets who are looking for a loving home.

Friends and family wanted to remember Sophia in a way that would represent the legacy she left behind. Quakes Creamery Owner Marie Garbin said, “Right after she passed, we were trying to do something positive because it was such a really, really sad time here locally and that’s when they decided to do the drive in her memory for the animals at the shelter. Right before she passed, I mean, she was so, so sick and she would still be sending messages for people to donate to the animals and to come adopt animals and it was like heart wrenching as an adult to watch this little girl, who you could tell wasn’t doing well herself, and was asking for the animals.”

Items that are needed are any dry and canned food, leashes, collars, hygiene items, flea and tick medicine, and blankets and towels.

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