Pets

Protecting pets during fireworks

Pets can get scared during New Year’s Eve celebrations, many don’t like the loud fireworks! Animals scared by fireworks can run off and shelters will see a spike in animals turned in.…

Petco Love to award $30,000 grant to HSSM

The Humane Society of South Mississippi is set to receive a $300,000 grant from national nonprofit Petco Love today during a celebration at the Biloxi Petco The grant is being awarded in support of their work for animals in South…

Local pizzeria trying to help HSSM get animals adopted

Mark and Darlene Cruthirds are lending a hand to help animals get adopted at the Humane Society of South Mississippi. Starting today, the Cruthirds' business, Brooklyn Pizzeria, will add flyers of adoptable animals from HSSM to their pizza boxes and…

HSSM to host 'Empty the Shelters' adoption event in October

Bissell Pet Foundation is hosting its fall 2021 national “Empty the Shelters” adoption event October 4-10,  at the Humane Society of South Mississippi. The quarterly event helps pets find their forever homes through reduced adoption fees at shelters across the…

Checking in on pet returns on the Coast

After hearing many stories of shelters across the country receiving returns of pets that were adopted during the start of the pandemic, News 25 reached out to a local shelter. The Jackson County Animal Shelter has not…

Keeping pets safe in freezing weather

Keep your pets safe during the freezing days ahead. Tonight, as temperatures continue to drop, don’t forget to keep your furry four-legged friends dry and warm. If your pet is outdoors, remember to bring them inside. If…

Keep pets safe during NYE fireworks

Fireworks are fun and colorful for us, but the loud sounds scare our fur babies. The Humane Society of South Mississippi shares some tips and tricks to keep your pet calm while celebrating the new year with…

Most popular dog names of 2020

Dog lovers were not in love with traditional names like 'Fido' and 'Spot' this year. The website rover.com released its list of 2020's top names for dogs and the site notes that many of the popular monikers are also on…

Taking care of pets in the cold weather

It’s also important not to forget about your furry friends as this cold weather comes to the Coast. While the Mississippi Gulf Coast may not get traditional wintery weather, the change in temperature between fall and winter…

HSSM hosting ‘Clear the Shelters’ adoption event

If you’re looking for a furry friend to accompany you this hurricane season, look no further than the Humane Society of South Mississippi. This Saturday, News 25 is teaming up with HSSM for a special ‘Clear the Shelters’ adoption event.…