Humane Society of South Mississippi

HSSM, Petco recognize local foster hero during Foster A Pet Month

The Humane Society of South Mississippi is celebrating National Foster a Pet Month with the Petco Foundation and Skechers’ charity footwear collection by recognizing local foster hero Kelly Taylor for stepping up and saving animal lives in South Mississippi. Taylor…

WXXV Pet of the Day: Adopt Osborne today

Osborne is a one year old terrier cattle dog mix. This spunky little guy is a whole lot of fun. He’s happy to be out and about in the yard chasing the ball or entertain himself by chasing birds. He’s…

WXXV Pet of the Day: Benji needs a forever home!

Today’s Pet of the Day is Benji from the Humane Society of South Mississippi. He is a three-year-old cattle dog/ retriever mix and he’s ready to roll right into your heart. Benji knows how to sit, appears housebroken, and would…

WXXV Pets of the Day: Amoray and Sheldon

Alright it's time for our WXXV Pets of the Day where during this pandemic, we highlight shelter pets that are in need of a loving forever home. They are from both the Humane Society and Jackson County Animal Shelter. Today's…

H.S.S.M. launches Clear Shelter Adoption Event

GULFPORT, Miss.(WXXV)-The Coronavirus pandemic, the quarantining and social distancing that's mandated can make anyone feel lonely. The humane society of South Mississippi is sending the message that it don't have to be that way. In response to Covid-19, Bissell Pet…

Local animal shelters facing over-capacity crisis

Our local animal shelters need help as they now face an over-capacity crisis due to the Coronavirus outbreak. As more people are staying home, less animals are getting adopted out while high amounts of animals, especially large dogs, continue to…

Adoption Weekend for HSSM

It was an adoption kind of weekend here on the Coast as the Humane Society of South Mississippi teamed up with organizations to find forever homes for dozens of animals. The Humane Society spent the entire weekend at the PetSmart…

2020 Tour for Life: Largest Mobile Animal Adoption Event

The Humane Society of South Mississippi is teaming up with North Shore Animal League America’s 2020 Tour for Life. It’s the world’s largest national cooperative life-saving mobile pet adoption event. This year, from the first weekend of March to the…

National Love Your Pet Day

It’s National Love Your Pet Day! Although, this is something most of us celebrate year round, it’s a great reminder to show your pets just how much you love them. One way to show love to your furry friends is…

Helping heart worm positive dogs

February is known for being the month of love. Now you can show your love for shelter animals by helping them get adopted. Hansel is a seven-year-old Labrador retriever mix. He’s been at the Humane Society of South Mississippi since…

Social media helps find fur-ever homes

Our growing digital age is helping shelter pets find forever homes. With more than 50,000 followers on Facebook, the Humane Society of South Mississippi is reaching potential adopters, fosters, and donators throughout our area and beyond state lines. Every day…

Pet of the Week

We have a little furry guy looking for a Fur-ever home. Here to tell us all about him is Katie King with the Humane Society.

Humane Society offering discount spay and neuter

In October the Humane Society of South Mississippi made it their goal to spay and neuter an additional 1,000 cats in Harrison County. So far they’ve completed around 600. With this goal they hope to reduce the number of cats…

25 Days of Christmas adoption event

The 25 Days of Christmas adoption event continues to count down. Today, the Humane Society of South Mississippi hit stop number 10 at Harrah’s Gulf Coast. Pets were set up in the bus lobby for folks passing by to see…

Here come Santa Paws at the Humane Society of South MS

Make the holidays even more joyful this year with a trip to see Santa Paws. This weekend, Santa is coming to the Humane Society of South Mississippi. The big man himself will be taking pictures with all of his favorite…