animal cruelty

Governor Reeves signs new animal cruelty bill

Governor Reeves signed an animal cruelty bill into law in an effort to protect cats and dogs and to increase penalties for abuse. Now, each act of cruelty or abuse that is committed against more than one animal will count…

Bringing justice to abused animals

You may remember Coco, the dog we introduced you to last week. He was left tied to a tree in the woods in Biloxi and later found by a hunter. Coco was microchipped by his previous adopter and Just Cause…

President Trump signs animal cruelty bill

Abusing animals is now a federal crime. President Trump signed the ‘PACT Act,’ Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act, into law Monday. Animal rights activists were there with him in the Oval Office. President Trump called it a ‘very important…

U.S. Senate Passes Federal Anti-Cruelty Bill

Today, the U.S. Senate passed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act by unanimous consent. The bill, led by U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), would establish the first federal anti-cruelty law. The House of Representatives…

House passes animal cruelty bill

Lawmakers across the nation are stepping up and speaking up in the fight against animal cruelty. The U.S. House of Representatives is taking steps to slap felony charges on anyone found guilty. Humane Society of South Mississippi Development Manager Katie…

Gulfport PD rescued over 100 guinea pigs

On March 7, 2019 the Gulfport Police Department, assisted by the Humane Society of South Mississippi, rescued over 100 Guinea Pigs from a residence in the Southern Oaks Community. Officers were investigating a burglary at an unrelated address when they…

Dog abuse charges dropped

Animal cruelty charges have been dropped from a Gulfport man who was accused of beating his dog in December 2016. The Biloxi Municipal Court dismissed the charges on Billy Swain this morning due to lack of evidence. The video taken…