The Mississippi Week for the Animals team is currently working with shelters and organizations daily across the state. We look forward to spotlighting the orgs and all the events taking place during  the exciting week. 

Your ideas and suggestions are welcome as we work together to build this exciting week designed to celebrate animals. Please contact with your ideas and suggestions. Together we celebrate and make stronger communities. Please see the Contact Us and Become Involved pages!
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Saturday, October 21st- Sunday, October  29th & Ongoing 
Thank you to Kessler Air Force Base  
Working K-9's and their Handlers!

~An official Mississippi Week for the Animals event~

Kessler Air Force Base
c/o Public Affairs Ofc, Mr. Hicks
"Home of the 81st Training Wing"
Kessler AFB, Mississippi  39534

With Thanksgiving around the corner this is the perfect time to say thank you to Kessler and all the brave military men, women, K9's and their handlers on all bases in Mississippi.  
God Bless Our Troops. We love you and thank you for your service!
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Saturday, October  21st   6:00 am - 12:30 pm
Greyhounds of Mississippi & Louisiana​
 Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
Kiwanis Pancake, Pete Maravich Hall, LSU

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast in Baton Rouge on Saturday, Oct. 21st from 6:00AM to 12:30PM. Please call Nancy Callaway at 225-288-0741 or email at: callawayn381@gmail.com to schedule some time to help. She needs some volunteers! Organizer Name: Nancy Callaway
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               Saturday, October 21st                   10:00 am-2:00 pm 
Humane Society of South Mississippi at Gulf Coast Equality Festival
Adopt a Truly Rescued Dog..Provide a New Life! 

Humane Society of S. Mississippi  2615 25th Ave   Gulfport, MS 39501

Come see us at the Gulf Coast Equality Festival on Saturday, October 21st from 10am until 2pm at Westside Park in Gulfport! We will have our adorable adoptables on-site to love on and some fun retail items to purchase! There will be good food, live music and children’s activities so bring the whole family out for a fun day in the park!​
 Pls visit  http://www.hssm.org/
The mission of the Humane Society of South Mississippi is to save and enhance the lives of pets through cooperative and innovative approaches to adoption, spay/neuter, sheltering and community engagement.
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Saturday, October 21st           7:00 am - 12 noon
Monday -Friday           8:00 am-5:00 pm
Olive Branch Animal Shelter Celebrates 
8th MS Week for Animals!

-An official Mississippi Week for the Animals event- 

Olive Branch Animal Shelter  7100 Stateline Rd  Olive Branch, MS 38654 

Come out support Olive Branch Animal Shelter pets. They will be having low cost adoption fees for the entire week to find maximum homes for the homeless pets. There will be a good background/application check to make sure the pets are going to good homes.  Spay & neuter cost will be still applicable but very low cost-65.00 adoption!

This is a really wonderful shelter that really goes out of their way to help save the shelter pets in the area.  Phone: (662) 895-4582.  Visit the website at  http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/obshelter.html   
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Saturday,October 21               9 am - 12 noon
Monday -Friday             8 am-5 pm
       Saturday                        7 am - 12 noon
Southaven Animal Shelter Celebrates 8th MS Week 
for the Animals!
-An official Mississippi Week for the Animals event- 

Southaven Animal Shelter  5813 Pepperchase Drive   Southaven, MS 38671 

Come out support Southaven Animal Shelter pets! They will be having $20.00 adoption fees for the entire week to find maximum homes for the homeless babes. Includes spay-neuter!  Just bring in a can of of food to feed the need when you come. Please consider donating pet food or a blanket if you can't adopt.

This is a really wonderful shelter that mgr. Perry tries to keep animals as very long as possible. There a couple of dogs who have a pre-paid adoption fee ( long term residents whom a kind citizen has paid their adoption fee already.)

There will be a special area set up to encourage the community to become involved to help the animals.  Thank you to manager Perry! See adoptables .Visit the website at  http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/MS79.html   Phone 662-796-2491. Email  
pmason@southaven.org 
FB page
https://www.facebook.com/southavenanimalshelter/
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                   Saturday, October 21 & (all week)    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
                 Senatobia Tate Animal Shelter Adoptions 

Senatobia Animal Shelter       909 E. F. Hale Drive        Senatobia, MS 38668 

Alicia (mgr) and the team work hard to find these precious animals forever homes. Some adoption fees waived to 501c(3) orgs when they get full. Ask!  They
are a great team who are dedicated to the animals and saving lives. Pls see how you can help by volunteering to walk dogs or donate winter supplies.   Email: stcpets@att.net      Phone: 662-562-0070

Visitor hours to view animals for adoption: Monday through Friday 12-5, Saturday 9-1. For questions , please call the Shelter phone for scheduling!  Visit 
http://stcpets.org/contact.htm
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Saturday, October 21st                                  10:00 am- 3:00 pm
Charlie's Crusaders Adoptions  & 
Mid South Greyhound Adoption Option
 Meet n Greet Day!

Hollywood Feed Pet Store 
5070 Goodman Rd  Olive Branch, MS 38654 (662) 892-8066
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Charlie's Crusaders To always act with RIGHTEOUSNESS to rescue the mistreated, COMPASSION to care for the abandoned, WISDOM and PATIENCE to wait for what they deserve, and the STRENGTH to let go.YOU can help—by sharing our page, sharing our adoptable dogs, applying to be a foster parent, donating to our cause or adopting one of our rescued dogs!
​http://www.charliescrusaders.org/adoptable-pets.html

MidSouth Greyhounds save and help greys in TN, AR and MS! Come out and meet them and the beautiful gentle greys today! Please visit our website http://www.midsouthgreyhound.com/

Great staff at Hollywood Feed! Stop by and get all your needs for the animals! (662) 892-8066 Right at TN & MS border. So convenient. 
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Saturday, October 21st      9:00 am-9:00 pm 
Mullet Music Art & Festival in Gautier w/
 Jackson County Animal Shelter Gautier Adoptables 

Downtown Gautier  2890 Hwy 90  Dolphin Street Gautier MS 39553

Jackson County Animal Shelter Gautier, MS will be there with Adoptable Pets!
https://www.co.jackson.ms.us/departments/animal-shelter/adoptions.php

 with special adoption fees! The Gautier Mullet & Music Fest Committee. We have condensed our festival into one awesome packed day. Enjoy live entertainment all day long, kids area activities and fresh, adoptables, local cuisine. Located in the down town area of Gautier, MS.  Bounce Houses  Play Human Bumper Balls
Kids Master Express    Petting Zoo   Pony Rides   Face Painting 
http://www.gautiermulletfest.org/

Glo Stick Disco Party 7 PM - 9 PM
11:00 - 12:30 KRISTIAN COWART
WEST JACKSON COUNTY'S DISTINGUISHED YOUNG WOMAN
1:30 - 3:00 AMANDA JONES BAND
3:30 - 5:00 HIGHWAY WOMEN
5:15 - 6:30 SMOKING MULLET BAND FEATURING MS SONGWRITERS
7:15 - 9:00 RONNIE MCDOWELL​
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Saturday, October 21st                11:00 am-2:00 pm
 Greyhounds of Mississippi & Louisiana Monster Mash Meet n Greet 

Bogue Falaya Park    213 Park Dr    Covington, LA 70433

Bogue Falaya Park in Covington where our dogs greet the families who attend this festival. Please bring your dog and participate.
Meet & Greet events allow us to promote greyhound adoption. These public, “hands-on” gatherings allow members of the public an opportunity to experience an “in the fur” meeting and the opportunity to touch and interact with our docile, friendly greyhounds. 

 It also allows potential adopters (or casual observers) to see how ex-racing greyhounds behave and how they adapt to family life. Public exposure and education is extremely important in exhibiting to the public the suitability and availability of greyhounds as family pets. Our phone  985-893-6981 Visit  http://houndsabound.org/greyhounds/

If you have questions concerning this Meet & Greet, contact: Celeste Trantham at 601-605-2542 or ctrantham@comcast.net 
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​                             Saturday,October 21st                10:00 am-4:00 pm
Warm Fuzzies & Second Chance Cat & Kitten  Adoption Day

Petsmart   1040 Cross Creek   Tupelo, MS 38866  (662) 842-6783

Cats from Warm Fuzzies Warm Fuzzy's Pet Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit rescue group located in Tupelo, Mississippi. Incorporated in 2012, we are a foster based no-kill rescue. https://www.facebook.com/Warmfuzzyspetrescue/

Second Chance.  Second Chances Animal Rescue of Pontotoc is dedicated to saving the homeless pets of Pontotoc County Mississippi and the surrounding area. All donations goes towards saving lives of the helpless animals of Pontotoc County and the surrounding areas. Our goal is to provide a safe, comfortable, welcoming environment for animals until adoption, promote spay and neuter and educate the community on animal wellness.

To set up an appointment please email us at secondchancespontotoc@gmail.com with the name of the pet you are interested in and when you would like to meet them. https://www.facebook.com/secondchancespontotoc/
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Saturday, October 21st          11:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Jackson Friends of the Animal Shelter Adoption Day

Petsmart (County Line) CATS only 
 6333 N I-55    Jackson, MS 39213 (601) 956-4444

Petsmart (Lakeland)
198 Promenade Blvd. Flowood, MS 39232  (601) 992-7076

**Adoptions at County Line Rd & Lakeland locations  Jackson, MS

Come out and meet our  kitties! Our cats are at both locations  all week long---7 days a week.
Visit their website to see how they help the animals from the Jackson shelter. They are looking for foster homes and volunteers. So please come out -they would love to meet you! Visit website at http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/MS01.html
For more info, Call Lyn at 601-405-2437 or email us at jxnfriends @yahoo.com
Petsmart phone  (601) 956-4444. **What a wonderful group of folks who are helping the animals get adopted! See how can in various ways on their website.
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Saturday, October 21st        11:00 am-3:00 pm 
Hancock Animal Shelter Offsite Adoption Day

PetSmart 15134 Crossroads Pkwy Gulfport, MS 39503    (228) 539-9722

Hancock County Animal Shelter’s Mission is to promote responsible pet ownership, protect the health and safety of our residents, as well as the protection and humane treatment of all animals. It is also our mission to provide a temporary shelter for stray, unwanted or homeless animals, while vigorously attempting to relocate healthy ones. Our program includes health screening, vaccinations and the mandatory spay or neutering of all adopted animals. https://www.facebook.com/hshelter/
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​Saturday, October 21st    12:00 noon-5:00 pm
Tri County Animal Rescue Adoption Day

Petco      205 Goodman Rd Southaven, MS 38671 (662) 349-7460

Come find your new loving best friend. Visit https://www.facebook.com/TriCountyAnimalRescueHornLakeMS/

To enlighten while educating the Tri County Community concerning Abandoned, Abused, and Neglected animals as well as the obligation to Spay and Neuter and to encourage our community to adopt companion animals through their Local Shelter or Rescue Organizations. All of our animals are kept in foster homes, we do not have a shelter facility. If you need more information you can contact at ekcurtis1@aol.com.

We are in search of loving responsible foster homes as well as volunteers to help on adoption days. Petco store (662) 349-7460.
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Saturday, October 21st  12 noon- 4:00 pm
Save 1 Pet Adoption Day 

Petsmart (shopping center w/Target and Best Buy)5883 Poplar Avenue at 240 Memphis, TN. 38119

Please come see our adorable adoptables. You may just meet your new best friend. Also, please consider volunteering a few hours a week to help us care for the cats in the adoption area! Send us an email at save1pet@yahoo.com

If you are interested in providing a foster home or would like to volunteer at one of our events, please complete our volunteer application online. Website is 
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/save1pet.html
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                      Saturday, October 21st                    12:00 noon - 4:00 pm 
Pearl River County SPCA Adoption Days

Pearl SPCA  1700 Palestine Road  Picayune, MS 39466

 We are always looking for volunteers to come help. We get to talk to many animal lovers, find homes for our companion animals, collect donations, feed the dogs and pups, walk them, and clean up after the young ones. 601-798-8000 Website http://prcspca.org/pets-mart-adoptions/

See adoption specials!   http://prcspca.org/adoption-specials/

See our wish list.    http://prcspca.org/shelter-needs/
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                                     Saturday,October 21st   Schedule time 
MS Spay & Neuter 
Mississippi Spay & Neuter  2104 Old Brandon Road   Pearl, MS  39208 

Spay & Neuter your pets through the wonderful folks at MS Spay & Neuter. Call to find out your nearest clinic they work with to help spay neuter MS. The costs depends on your county, clinic, etc.  

Affordable Spay and Neuter Services can also be found at the Big Fix Clinic (Jackson Spay/Neuter Clinic).Open Wednesday thru Saturday (by appointment only). For details on all, call Mississippi Spay and Neuter (MS SPAN) at 866-901-7729. Email bigfixclinic@att.net  Visit website http://www.msspan.org/
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              Saturday, October 21st -28th            Times on Website
George Armstrong of Natchez Library 
Celebrates MS Week for the Animals

-An official Mississippi Week for the Animals event-

George Armstrong Library
220 S Commerce St Natchez, MS 39120  (601) 445-8862

The  Armstrong  Library will be celebrating  Mississippi Week for the Animals all week long. Book displays and storytelling will be included. Gryphon Press has donated two of their most popular and beautiful books: Buddy Unchained and It's Raining Cats and Cats which will be two books featured during the week.  

There will be a wonderful varied animal book display and and a donation box set up for the Natchez Animal Shelter for patrons/vistors to help the shelter animals. Thanks to Mary Ann Raley of the Armstrong Library who is a dedicated lover of libraries and helping the shelter animals!
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​Saturday, October 21st        12:00 noon-5:00 pm  
Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society Adoptoins 

Oxford Lafayette Humane Society 413 McElroy Dr Oxford, Mississippi 38655

For over 30 years, OLHS' dedicated staff and volunteers have worked to improve the plight of lost, unwanted, abandoned, and homeless animals by providing shelter, care, rescue, adoption services, and foster homes; to investigate incidents of animal cruelty, abandonment, and neglect; and to promote responsible pet ownership by advocating spay/neuter, permanent identification, and the humane and compassionate treatment of animals. https://www.facebook.com/oxfordlafayettehumanesociety/

Whether you are looking to adopt a new companion, interested in volunteering or attending a fundraiser, or needing to surrender a stray or owned animal, the Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society is here for you.

 Oxford Lafayette Humane Society website is http://www.oxfordpets.com/
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Saturday, October 21st      All Day 
Mississippi Animal Shelters
~Adopt, Donate Volunteer!~

Petfinder http://www.petfinder.com/index.html

http://www.adoptapet-directory.com/directory/US/MS/NAME/1

Dog Friendly Travel Guide for MS
http://www.dogfriendly.com/server/travel/guides/us/
usstateMS.shtml
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Saturday, October 21st             1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Tri County Animal Rescue & New Beginnings
Offsite Pet Adoptions Day

Petco  205 Goodman Rd   Southaven, MS  38671  (662) 349-7460

Tri County Animal Rescue will be at Petco in Southaven  hosting pet adoptions on the first and third Saturdays of each month and an additional adoption day on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Come out & meet us!
Visit http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/MS92.html

Saturday events are 1pm- 5 p.m.New Beginings will be there Sat & Sunday

We are in search of loving responible foster homes as well as volunteers to help on adoption days.If there is a dog you're interested in pls call us.
email ekcurtis1@aol.com  call  662-393-7529 Petco store (662) 349-7460
WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.
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Saturday, October 21st                       11:00 -5:00 pm
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Visit 

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Riverside Dr  Jackson, MS 39202

The Museum has seen a lot of changes over the past years and continues to grow and refine its current exhibits and grounds, as well as bring the most exciting traveling exhibits to Mississippi. 

We are looking forward to the realization of our exciting 5-year-plan, working on our wildly successful statewide education outreach programs, and proudly welcoming families and friends to learn about and celebrate with us the wonderful world of natural Mississippi. Exhibitions introduce visitors to animals and nature exhibited in naturalistic habitats.  http://www.mdwfp.com/museum.aspx
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Saturday,October 21st                                 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Tunica Humane Society Adoption Day

Tunica HS 1341 Main Street, P.O. Box 236, Tunica, MS 38680

Come see the beautiful loving adoptables. Also, as winter comes knocking  and we  need blankets/items for the dogs. You can make such a difference in their lives.  Pls phone 662-519-1700.  https://www.facebook.com/tunica.humanesociety
https://www.adoptapet.com/adoption_rescue/84708.html

You can really keep up with the incoming adoptables on their facebook link above and see how you can help.  They are so dedicated to saving lives underleadership of Sandy Williams.  

They are locatednot too far from historic downtown Tunica.  Sandy Williams can really use the help as their funds have been cut by 100%. They rely strictly on donations.  Thank you!   http://www.tunicahumanesociety.com/
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     Sunday, October 22nd   (7 days a week)                        All Day 
Take Your Dog to the Beach

Hancock County Beaches    N Beach Blvd and Nicholson Ave
Waveland, MS, US 39576

This hidden gem of a beach is a great place to bring your dog to play in the sand. They're welcome as long as they remain on-leash.
Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Waveland,!
http://www.bringfido.com/attraction/1053/
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Sunday, October 22nd and Ongoing 
Available Adoptable Horses in Mississippi 
-We rescue abused, neglected and abandoned horses in the GoIden TriangIe area of Mississippi.-

The horses listed below are available through Mississippi Horses and are located at either Twelve Oaks Farm in Madison, Muleshoe Ranch in Carroll County or in foster homes. Thank you for considering adopting a horse and please be sure to check the links of other rescue groups in our network and our Owners in Need page! Please contacts us if you have questions and for more information on how to adopt or foster a horse please visit our Adoption Information page found on the Menu.

Click on links below or view the horses available.   http://www.mississippihorses.org/available_horses.html

http://wpccas.rescueme.org/

https://www.facebook.com/Mississippi-Horses-167411460003805/
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Sunday, October 22nd thru week                       10:00 pm-5:00 pm
Kids-Become an Official Junior Ranger
Natchez National Historical Park!

Contact Ranger 1 Melrose Montebello Parkway Natchez, MS 39120

Hey Kids! You can become an official Junior Ranger at Natchez National Historical Park!   Booklets for children ages 6-12 are available at the William Johnson House or at Melrose. Ask a Park Ranger at either of these two sites for your Junior Ranger booklet. Visitor Info phone (601) 446-5790

When you complete your booklet, take it to a Park Ranger at either of the two sites and you will receive a certificate and badge just like the one on this page.

Click on the link below to view the Junior Ranger booklet.
http://www.nps.gov/natc/planyourvisit/
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Natchez National Historical Park will offer a Free downtown Walking Tour entitled "The Civil War in Natchez" on Sunday, November 3rd at 2:00pm. The tour will meet at The William Johnson House on 210State Street and last approximately 45 minutes.  https://www.facebook.com/NATCHEZNPS

Bring comfortable walking shoes and water. For more information call 601-445-5345. Hope to see you on Sunday!
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Monday, October 23rd                       9:00 am 'til
  Lucedale-George Library Celebrates Mississippi 
Week for the Animals

-An official Mississippi Week for the Animals event-

Lucedale-George County Library  507 Oak St  Lucedale, MS 39452

Bring in the young ones to the Lucedale library. There will be a book display and the librarians will be happy to show you some wonderful animal books that your young ones will surely enjoy. 

Ms. Rebecca Wheeler, Youth Services director, visits the local shelter each month and posts some pics of adoptables at the library. Thank you to Ms. Wheeler for this wonderful contribution to the community and animals. 

There will also be an animal week display in the library all week celebrating  MS Week for the Animals. www.jgrls.org/branches/lucedale.html 
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Monday, October 23rd        Times Below      9:00 am-9:00 pm 
Jackson-Hinds Library System
Celebrates MS Week for the Animals

-An official Mississippi Week for the Animals event-

The Eudora Welty Library(Main Branch) 300 North State St Jackson, MS 39201

The Jackson-Hinds Library system will be celebrating 6th Mississippi Week for the Animals all week long. Book displays and storytelling will be included. Gryphon Press has donated books which will be featured during the week. 

Many of the 13 branches will have book displays and a focus on animals. More activities for the week will be forthcoming. Check back and a big thanks to Youth Services at Jackson-Hinds for making this all happen! Visit http://www.jhlibrary.com/ Call 1-800-968-5803
Library hours M-Th 9am-9pm, Fri 9 am-6pm, Sat 9-5 pm, Sun 9am-1pm)
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Monday,  Ongoing                                                        Contact Them! 
Gulf Coast Search and Rescue 
GCSAR TRAINING 
Gulf Coast Search and Rescue Mississippi coastal area primarily

How SAR Dogs Can Help:
Because of their ultra sensitive hearing, night vision, endurance and keen sense of smell, dogs can play a key role in search and rescue efforts. Their skills make each dog team as useful as twenty to thirty trained human searchers in locating a missing person. 

SAR dogs usefulness lies in the fact that every human has a scent - one that is not detectable by humans, but is by dogs. Trained SAR dogs use either air scenting or trailing techniques to help find people.

 Our objective is to provide trained search and rescue personnel and resources to law enforcement, fire rescue, US Coast Guard, and any other agency which requests our assistance in locating missing persons, recovery of drowning victims or cadaver location. 

Our primary response areas are the Mississippi coastal counties of Hancock, Harrison and Jackson and expanding to Mobile and Baldwin county in Alabama.

Some of our resources consist of:
-Search and Rescue Dog Teams        -Man Tracking Team
-Forensic and Cold Case Team    -Horseback Teams
-Therapy Teams

Call awesome Carlos Redmon and the special team , 228-323-4743 . They are truly amazing!  Email gcsarteam@bellsouth.net
Website http://sites.google.com/site/gulfcoastsearchandrescue/home

They will be performing a closed to public search this on weekend Nov 15 & 16th 
https://sites.google.com/site/gulfcoastsearchandrescue/
home/forensic-and-cold-case-team
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October and Ongoing
College of Veterinary Medicine -Mississippi State
Animal Health Center
CVM-Mississippi
240 Wise Center Dr  P.O. Box 6100  Mississippi State MS 39762 

The Animal Health Center (AHC) is the clinical service unit of the College of Veterinary Medicine. It serves as the primary focus for clinical instruction of veterinary students and is a setting that provides postgraduates opportunity for expanded study as they complete internships or residencies.

The Animal Health Center is open to the public and functions as a primary care and referral center for the treatment of companion animals, horses, and livestock in the state of Mississippi, as well as the surrounding states. Nearly 18,000 small animals, exotics, wildlife, horses, and livestock animals are seen annually. A small animal primary care practice supplements the referral caseload and adds another dimension to the clinical instruction of our veterinary students. Our hospital has "state-of-the-art" diagnostic equipment and a small animal intensive care unit.
http://www.cvm.msstate.edu/ahc.html
Contact Information

Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Animal Health Center  P.O. Box 6100   Mississippi State, MS 39762-
Phone: (662)325-1351    Referral Coordinator: (662) 325-7016
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 Monday, October 23rd- Friday, October 27th       11:00- 5:00 pm.     
Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society
Adoption Days

Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society
50 Airline Road  Columbus, MS 39703

Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society animals say come on in.  Stop by and adopt your new best friends. The wonderful staff will be there to greet you and there will be lots of great info on spay/neuter and their programs, including ways to become involved. 

**If any member of your household is receiving government assistance, you may qualify for the low income spay and neuter program. Qualifying programs include Medicaid, food stamps, WIC, disability, SSI, Section 8, veterans, CHIPS. If you qualify, you can schedule to have your animals spayed or neutered for a $25 donation per animal. Call (662) 327-3107 to find out more or to get signed up.
Visit website at http://www.clhumanesociety.org/
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                    Monday, October 23rd                     Ongoing 
 Baptist Medical Center Pet Therapy Program

Baptist Medical Center  1225 North State Street  Jackson, MS 39202

Some people say there’s nothing warmer than a cold, wet nose. That’s why Baptist is pleased to offer pet therapy for patients at Baptist Medical Center.

Pet therapy involves using a certified pet therapy dog to bring joy and comfort to patients. Pet therapy has been proven to have many health benefits, including reducing blood pressure, reducing stress and pain.

Dogs in Baptist’s Pet Therapy Program have had basic obedience and “Good Citizen” certification.They are further trained and have passed the Therapy Dogs International (TDI) certification test. The TDI evaluation ensures that the dog has a pleasant, mild temperament; is not frightened around a crowd or medical equipment, tolerates rough handling and touching and demonstrates advanced obedience skills useful in a public setting.

TDI provides four levels of certification for pet therapy dogs to acknowledge their volunteer commitment. They are:
• TDIA: TDI Active, 50 documented visits
• TDIAOV: TDI Active Outstanding Volunteer, 150 documented visits
• TDIRVA: TDI Remarkable Volunteer Achievement, 250 documented visits
• TDIEVA: TDI Exceptional Volunteer Achievement, 350 documented visits 

Currently, there are six pet therapy dogs at Baptist; Blaze, Dallas, Maggie, Sam, Merlin and Molly.  Pet Therapy is available for any patient at Baptist Medical Center except those with conditions that might be adversely affected by it, and those whose physicians prohibit it. Visit website to see the wonderful dogs:
http://www.mbhs.org/patients_visitors/pet_therapy.htm

Pet Therapy is offered one day a week; visits are available made by appointment only. If you would like pet therapy, simply ask your nurse to request it for you.
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Tuesday, October 24th           9:30 am-5:00 pm          
Meet the Animals of J Davis Presidential Library

Beauvoir  Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library
2244 Beach Blvd          Biloxi, MS  MS 39531

Come and meet Stanley the camel. He's very friendly.  He has LOTS of other friends, as well. A Zebu, full-size and Shetland ponies, miniature horses,a wide assortment of  goats,sheep,donkeys, llamas, alpacas, chickens, peacocks, parakeets,

Beauvoir welcomes school field trips!  Please contact kstevens@beauvoir.org for more information! Visit      http://www.beauvoir.org/
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Tuesday, October 24th      10:30-til
Hancock County Library System  Celebrates
Mississippi Week for the Animals 

Hancock County Library System  312 Highway 90      Bay St. Louis, MS 39520

The Hancock County Library System in Bay St. Louis will be participating in the Mississippi Week for the Animals.
Each of our five branches will hold special preschool children's story hours. Books about furry friends will be read at each story hour.In addition, therapy READ dogs visit  branches perioically to teach little ones the importance of service dogs and raise awareness of the skills they both possess.

Each branch will also have book displays featuring animals, along with a wish list for the Hancock County Animal Shelter.

Story hours at the branches are:

Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.
Pearlington Public Library
6096 First Avenue

Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.
Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library
312 Highway 90

Thursday, 10:30 a.m.
Kiln Public Library
17065 Highway 603

Friday,  at 10:30 a.m.
East Hancock Public Library
4545 Shepherd Square

Monday, 10:30 a.m.
Waveland Public Library
345 Coleman Avenue

For information on these events, call  228-467-5282.

Hancock County Library System
312 Highway 90
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
http://www.hancocklibraries.info/
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October and Ongoing
Mississippi Parks as Classrooms

Natchez National Historical Park 1 Melrose-Montebello Pkwy Natchez, MS 39120

Curriculum Materials Parks are a great place to learn, whether it's History or Biology, or anything in between. Take your class to a park for an on-site lesson, or bring the park to your classroom through place- and standards-based activities.
Field Trips
More than a field trip, your park adventure begins with a pre-visit activity/assessment, context setting and orientation. While at the park, hands on, experiential learning connects students with real examples and relevant curriculum. After your visit, post visit assessments and activities reinforce concepts and offer opportunities for expansion.

Sitting on 80 acres, this estate features beautifully manicured grounds and gardens, and gives a great example of an antebellum estate. Dogs are allowed on the grounds; they are not allowed in buildings. Dogs must be leashed and under their owner's control at all times.   http://www.nps.gov/natc/index.htm
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            Wednesday, October 25th  & Ongoing
MISSISSIPPI Low Cost Clinics

Humane Society of South Mississippi  2615 25th Avenue  Gulfport, MS 39501   228.863.4394 Monday – Friday (7:00am – 4:00pm)

Jackson Spay/Neuter Clinic 2104 Old Brandon Road    Pearl, MS 39208   
866.901.7729   Wednesday – Sunday Call for appointment.

Southaven 205 Goodman Rd W  Southaven, MS   877.519.1510  1st & 3rd Saturdays (10:30am - 12:30pm)   www.affordablevaccinations.com

Meridian (Inside Petco)  131 South Frontage Road Meridian, MS  877.519.1510
3rd Saturday of Every Month (1:30pm - 3:30pm) www.affordablevaccinations.com
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Thursday, October 26th                         9:00 am  til
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science 
Creature Comforts Radio Talk Show

Creature Comforts is a show about all the critters - big and small, wild and domestic - in Mississippi. On Thursday mornings at 9:00, host Gene Edwards visits with veterinarian Dr. Troy Majure and Museum Director Libby Hartfield.
http://www.mdwfp.com/see-visit/ongoing-events.aspx

Thanks for listening! See all the stations below

Meridian WMAW 88.1       MS State WMAB 89.9
Oxford WMAV 90.3            Greenwood WMAO 90.9
Biloxi WMAH 90.3             Booneville WMAE 89.5
Bude WMAU 90.9       Jackson WMPN 91.3
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Saturday, October 28th                     8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Farmers Market in Jackson 

Downtown Jackson  off High Street.   Jackson, MS   39215

Bringing all the richness of Mississippi 's fruit and vegetable production together in one location means having a structure large enough to handle the state's rich output. This wonderful facility is the largest of its kind in the state and is conveniently located on High Street near the Fairgrounds. 

An all-weather building, it offers 18,000 square feet and 32 stalls with roll-up doors. The Mississippi Farmers Market is helping to re-establish that time honored tradition of fresh market produce sold directly to consumers by the folks who know it best – the people who grow it. No middleman, no big chain supermarket are involved but just the best food that comes straight from the field to you.

Some of the attractions at the Market include Mississippi craftsmen and artisans, cooking demonstrations from culinary schools and chefs from area restaurants, live entertainment, senior citizen and children activities, and seasonal events and promotions. Breakfast and lunch are served at The Farmer's Table Restaurant, located inside the Market. So stop by soon and come home to homegrown.
 http://www.mdac.state.ms.us/
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​            Saturday, October 28th                          10:00 am- All day
Humane Society of South Mississippi 
Offsite Adoption Day

PetSmart   15134 Crossroads Pkwy     Gulfport, MS 39503

Stop by the Gulfport PetSmart store and meet some of the great, loving dogs looking for homes at HSSM.The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is the largest animal welfare organization in the state of Mississippi. In 2011, HSSM cared for nearly 12,000 homeless pets in a community where we should be seeing only 7,500-8,000 each. Everyday 300 pets are here looking for their forever homes.  Website http://www.hssm.org/adoptions/adoptable-pets/
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Saturday, October 28th           11:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Pearl River County SPCA Big Adoption Weekend

Petsmart      61109 Airport Road      Slidell, LA 70460

Most weekends will find us at PetSmart in Slidell, Louisiana with many of our adoptable puppies and dogs. We are always looking for volunteers to come help. We get to talk to many animal lovers, find homes for our companion animals, collect donations, feed the dogs and pups, walk them, and clean up after the young ones. Website http://prcspca.org/pets-mart-adoptions/

Call 601-798-8000 or 601-569-2662 to volunteer to help at PETsMART.

ADOPTION APPOINTMENTS MAY BE SCHEDULED ON WEEKENDS OR AFTER HOURS BY CALLING 601-798-8000. Pearl River County SPCA is located in City of Picayune, Pearl River County, Mississippi. 
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Saturday, October 28th         2:00 pm- 6:00 pm 
Mississippi Animal Rescue League Benefit at 
Kings of the Street '17  Halloween HorsePower and Monster Bash Car Show 

Outlets of Mississippi     Bass Pro Dr       Pearl, MS   39208
We hope everyone will join us on Saturday, October 28th at the Outlets of Mississippi!
There are a lot of activities going on that day for the family! The Halloween Horsepower and Monster Bash (Team Shelby) Car Show benefits MARL. 

We are super excited because this is our first car show! During the car show, we will be having a Kid and Pet Costume contest. Entry into the costume contest is only $5.00 at the MARL booth. Trophies will be awarded to winners! This will be a family friendly event for everyone. Please share with all of your friends!   https://www.facebook.com/MARLshelter
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Sunday, October 29th              Year Round
Mississippi U-Pick Farms and Orchards 
~Sorted by County~

The weather is great, apples are ripe (see our apple varieties guide), hayrides, Fall fun and corn mazes are open now! See this page for hundreds of easy canning and freezing instructions/recipes, canning equipment guide!

http://www.pickyourown.org/MS.htm
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October and Ongoing
Project Hope

Project Hope - IDA MidSouth  52 County Road 241   Grenada, MS 38901

 Director Doll Stanley has worked miracles through IDA's Project Hope - tirelessly rescuing abused and neglected animals while courageously investigating, exposing and ending animal suffering and abuse of unbelievable proportions. Her targets: animal auctions, puppy mills, animal dealers. Project Hope has brought hope in some areas where none existed.

What you can do: Adopt and you can  fund this campaign by giving  a tax-deductible donation. Undercover investigations, rescue efforts, and the care and feeing of injured, sick, and abused animals can incur enormous costs, as do the costs involved in the maintenance and running of our Project Hope sanctuary. 

Equipment has to be purchased, fences, barns, and animal housing have to be built and maintained. Visit website at http://www.project-hope.net/index.html
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October and Ongoing
Comfort Creatures Therapy Dogs
North Mississippi Area

Comfort Creatures of North Mississippi is a non-profit, non-denominational, Christian volunteer group dedicated to serving people in our area by providing Animal Assisted Activities & Therapies (AAA/T) to those in need at local nursing homes, hospitals, schools, mental health centers, and other facilities. Please feel free to look around our website to learn more about who we are and what we do.

If your pet loves to meet new people, has basic obedience skills, and is not aggressive, then becoming a volunteer with Comfort Creatures may be a great opportunity for you. If you’re interested, please review the information on how to join us.  For more information email Jane or call 662-791-1982.
Locations We Visit:  
Faith Haven.    Gardner Simmons,   Homeplace, Saltillo, Landmark Nursing Home 
Magnolia Manor, Mill Creek Pontotoc , S.A.F.E , Sanctuary Hospice House,  
State Hospital, Tupelo, Touched By An Angel , Traceway/Mitchell Center 
Tupelo Nursing and Rehab, Tupelo Public Schools. 
Website is http://www.comfortcreatures.org/ 
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October and Ongoing
Dark Horse Rescue
Dark Horse Rescue, Inc.    P.O. Box 781     Hernando, Mississippi 38632

Dark Horse Rescue (DHR) began in early 2009 in response to a growing need of a safe place for abandoned and neglected horses in the West Tennessee and North Mississippi area. We have grown from a backyard to a fully functioning rescue facility located in northern MS.  Phone: 662.469.9139

Dark Horse Rescue, Inc. (DHR) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation committed to the rescue of abused, neglected and abandoned horses in Northern Mississippi and Western Tennessee. 

In pursuit of our mission, DHR is dedicated to the following:
-Provide food, shelter, medical care and adoption services for surrendered and legally impounded horses in the North Mississippi area entrusted to our care.
-Facilitate the surrender of horses due to owner neglect or abandonment
-Serve as an educational resource on proper care and responsibility of the horses,
Visit http://darkhorserescue.org/
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October and Ongoing
Mississippi Vegetarians

Jackson and  Hattiesburg, MS

Join vegetarians living in Mississippi...to talk, to get to know each other, and to share information. Each month we have meetups at veggie-friendly restaurants (sometimes vegan potluck suppers) where we chat about restaurants, recipes, health food stores, nutrition, and kindness to animals. We welcome vegetarians, vegans, and others leaning in that direction or curious about trying a better way of living. 

 We have meetups every month in both Jackson and Hattiesburg and all are welcome to join us. See below websites for places and times.
We also have a Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/MississippiVegetarians
http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ms-veg/info
http://www.veganconnection.com
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October and Ongoing
Mississippi Animal Response Team (MART)

Mississippi Board of Animal Health   121 North Jefferson St.   Jackson, MS  39201

Have you felt the need to assist people with their animals during a disaster; however, were not sure what to do?

Join the Mississippi Animal Response Team (MART). MART is the official coordination and response team for disasters involving animals and agriculture. MART volunteers are educated and trained to support the county, regional, and state emergency management efforts and incident management teams.
Who should be involved in MART?

Emergency Managers, Producers, Veterinarians, Extension Agents, Animal Control Officials, District Conservationists, People in Agricultural Businesses, Law Enforcement Officers, Public Health Workers, Animal Health Professionals… the General Public that is interested in animals and agriculture .


To join, please return the completed MART Registration Form and Code of Conduct to Beth Adcock at beth@mdac.ms.gov   Visit website at 
http://www.mbah.ms.gov/events_news/index.html
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 Sunday, October 29th                        5:00 pm-6:00 pm Central time
A Prayer for the Animals

~An Official Mississipppi Week for the Animals event~

Join  those of us who would like to observe a moment of prayer for the precious animals. We are requesting prayers from 5-6 pm Sunday, November 23rd. This is a multi-faith observance. 

We can offer prayers, poems and memorials to our animal or all animals wherever we are and light a candle by doing so. Wherever you are, if you can observe a moment for the animals who need us...that collective energy will surely grow and bring light to our cause to love, assist and help them from any and all suffering. For poems and quotes, http://www.animalworldusa.org/Inspiration.html

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Coming Up! Monday, October 30th       t 11 am - 6 pm
Chipping in for CARA Charity Golf Tournament
Public · Hosted by Community Animal Rescue & Adoption - CARA

Reunion Golf and Country Club 
CARA_ 960 N Flag Chapel Rd Jackson, MS 39209 (601) 922-7575

Our first fundraising golf tournament will be held at Reunion Golf and Country Club in Madison, MS, October 30th, 2017. Take the day off or call in sick! Don't miss this event. Help us raise funds -- by chipping in!

Sponsorship and Team opportunities are available. The field will be limited to the first 25 teams.All proceeds go to CARA -- Community Animal 
Anyone interested can contact Elliott Bingham at: cebingham3@yahoo.com
http://carams.org/

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October 21-29, 2017 
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