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Hancock County opening shelters for severe weather

The Hancock County Emergency Management Agency will be opening the Hancock County Emergency Operations Center and the Leetown Shelter today beginning at 3 p.m. for anyone needing shelter due to the threat of severe weather impacting Hancock County between 6…

Hancock County to open cold weather shelter tonight

A cold weather shelter will open in Hancock County tonight in anticipation of cold-weather conditions. Hancock County is opening its cold weather shelter in the Kiln tonight. Kiln – Hancock County Storm Prep Building, 6 pm to 8 am. 18335 Highway…

Cold weather shelters opening tonight through the weekend

Cold weather shelters are opening in Hancock and Harrison counties this weekend in anticipation of cold-weather conditions. Hancock County is opening its cold weather shelter in the Kiln tonight and it will be open through Monday. Kiln - Hancock County…

Cold weather shelters opening Friday night

With temperatures dropping again this weekend, two cold-weather shelters in Harrison County and another in Hancock County will be open starting Friday night. In Harrison County, the Kenny Fournier Multipurpose Center in D'Iberville will open at 5 p.m. The shelter…

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…

Salvation Army to open cold weather shelters

The Salvation Army Mississippi Gulf Coast Area Command is opening its cold weather shelter this weekend because of anticipated winter temperatures. The Salvation Army provides shelter to anyone in need when it is 40 degrees if precipitation is present, or…

Cities set curfews for ahead of Zeta landfall

Cities in South Mississippi are declaring curfews as an added safety precaution ahead of Hurricane Zeta's landfall tonight. "In anticipation of Hurricane Zeta's landfall, the City of Gulfport has issued a curfew. Residents are asked to be off the roadways…

Chessy needs a forever home

For three weeks now, we've been spotlighting shelter pets in need of a loving home, especially during this pandemic. Our WXXV pet of the day is Chessy from the Jackson County Animal Shelter. Chessy is a Shepard and pit mix…

Shelter from the elements

The Salvation Army in Gulfport is lending a helping hand to those in need as temperatures dip below freezing. The cold weather shelter located on 22nd Street and open to everyone with a valid picture ID. The shelter opened at…

How to build feral cat winter shelter

You can keep ‘cool cats’ warm this winter and keep the number of animals in the shelter down. When the temperatures drop it is a dangerous time for feral and stray cats living outdoors. Katie King with HSSM said, “In…

Clear the Shelters annual pet adoption drive

Finding our furry friends a happy, loving home is the sole focus of a weekend pet adoption drive going on across the Coast and beyond. The Clear the Shelters annual pet adoption drive takes place Saturday, August 17th at the…

Cold weather shelter opening tonight in Harrison County

Temperatures are expected to drop tonight and a cold weather shelter is opening in Harrison County. The Harrison County Multipurpose Building, located in the Auto Mall Parkway in D’Iberville, will be open from 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. Please contact…

Shelter opens to homeless during rainy weather

As the rainy weather continues, a cold weather shelter is opening its doors to the homeless. The Salvation Army’s Gulf Coast Area Command Building is where the homeless can stay dry for the next few days in Gulfport. The shelter…

Cold Weather Sweeps Gulf Coast

News 25’s Laurene Callander interviews Sgt. Jerry Casey, from the Salvation Army Cold Weather Shelter about the need for volunteers for the Cold Weather Shelter and the Bell Ringers which support the funding for the Salvation Army so that they…

Cold Weather Shelter Volunteers Needed

As the coast braces for the freezing temperatures expected to hit this weekend, the Salvation Army will open its hold weather shelter in Gulfport on Thursday and Friday. And they are in need of volunteers. Shifts are four hours and…

Open House Adoption Event

News 25's Bryan Kennedy interviews Maridee Mallette about the Jackson County Animal Shelter Friday July 29th from 4-8 pm.