Pets

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.…

Lost pets on Fourth of July

Experts are warning pet owners to prepare for the Fourth of July. The celebration leads to more lost pets than any other day of the year. Nationwide says July 5th is one of the busiest days at animal shelters. That’s…

Keeping pets safe during fireworks

Fourth of July is just a few days away. For the employees at Jackson County Animal Shelter that means they are about to see a lot more animals. Shelter employees say the Monday after the Fourth of July is one…

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…

Hot weather safety tips for pets

With the warmer months ahead more people will be spending time with their furry friends outdoors. But as the hot weather approaches, it is important to make sure you are keeping your animals safe. Alice Xenachis, the owner of Fur…

Pets and COVID-19: What to do if you own animals

The CDC reports there is a small number of pets worldwide, including cats and dogs, who are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. This mostly comes after close contact with humans with COVID-19. Based on the limited information available,…

CDC: Risk of animals spreading COVID-19 to people is low

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some coronaviruses cause cold-like illnesses in people, while others cause illness in certain types of animals, such as cattle, camels, and bats. Some coronaviruses, such as canine and feline coronaviruses, infect only animals…

Meet Holly! WXXV Pet of the day- Sunday

It's time again for our WXXV pet of the day, where we like to spotlight our pets in need of a loving family, especially during this pandemic. Today's pet is from the Jackson county animal shelter. Holly is a Shepard…

April 11th is National Pet Day!

Give Fido some extra cuddles! It's National Pet Day. National Pet Day is actually about helping animals who may not have a loving home. So volunteer at a shelter, donate supplies to a rescue, or just make sure your friends…

Niobi needs a loving forever home!

Don't forget about our shelter pets that are in need of loving forever homes especially during a time like this. Today's pet of the day is from the Jackson County Animal Shelter. Niobi is a male medium size Terrier mix…

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…

Sandy is in need of a loving home!

In light of the pandemic, we're trying to shed some light on our homeless pets that are in need of a family especially during a time like this. Today's pet of the day is from the Jackson County animal shelter.…