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!

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 Veteran's Day falling on November 11th  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. 
Scroll down to end of calendar to see more ways to say thanks!
God Bless Our Troops. We love you and
thank you for your service!
    Saturday, November 28th & (all week)    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Senatobia-Tate Animal Shelter

Senatobia Animal Shelter
909 E. F. Hale Drive   Senatobia, Mississippi 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:      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
      Saturday, November 28th               10:00 am-4:00 pm
Tupelo-Lee Humane Society Offsite Adoption Day

1040 Cross Creek   Tupelo, MS 38866

We will be adopting dogs/pups and cats/kittens please stop by and see us all weekend!  If you would like to volunteer for these weekends call us at (662) 841-6500 or email

We have opened a low-cost-high quality Spay/Neuter Clinic. We take by appointments only. We are hoping to help lower our euthanasia rates by offering this service to the general public.  Tupelo Humane   2400 South Gloster St.
Tupelo, MS 38801

Our LOW prices are as follows:
All dogs; $65.00   Male Cats-$35.00  Female Cats-$50.00

Please call our clinic phone 662-210-SPAY (7729) or the shelter 662-841-6500 for more information or to schedule an appointment!
(We offer the cat and dog shots for $10. We also offer the rabies shot, which is a state law that every animal over 3 months have, for $10. These are offered at the time of spay ONLY. )
Saturday, November 28th                     10:00 am-
Jackson Zoo Feed The Gibbons
Jackson Zoo
2918 West Capitol St.
Jackson, MS 39209

This fall begins! It's a great time to meet Lucy Barton, caretaker. Also, See Jari during her feeding at the nursery window at the Vet Hospital.

Always wanted to intern or work with animlas? See openings at

Who Can Participate: For questions call (601) 352 -2580  Visit
Saturday November 28th         11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Jackson Friends of the Animal Shelter Adoption Day

Petsmart (County Line)
6333 N I-55    Jackson, MS 39213

Petsmart (Lakeland)
198 Promenade Blvd. Flowood, MS 39232

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

Come out and meet our dogs and ktties! Dogs will be at the County Line store and cats will be there too. Our cats are at both locations  all week long---7 days a week. But our dogs will be there this weekend too at the County Line location!

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
For more info, Call Lyn at 601-405-2437 or email us at jxnfriends
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.
Saturday, November 28th                                 11:00-2:00 pm
Pet Food Drive and Adoption Event for CARA

Hollywood Feed
1250 E County Line Rd    Ridgeland, MS 39157
(601) 977-6220

Customers will receive 5% off total purchase if they buy a small bag of dog food to donate, 10% off for a medium bag, & 15% off for a large bag. Help us stock up while you save on your total purchase! Our adoptable pups can't wait to see you!

CARA is a No-Kill Animal Rescue in Jackson, MS that cares for an average of 400 neglected, abused or unwanted pets daily. ADOPT -- DONATE -- VOLUNTEER
                     Saturday November 28th                    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pearl River County SPCA Big 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

See adoption specials!

See our wish list.
                        Saturday, November 28th thru week      Call for Times
Mississippi Spay & Neuter
Low Cost & Voucher Program

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  Visit website
                 Saturday, November28th                    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Greyhounds of Mississippi & Louisiana
Adventure Pets Meet & Greet

Petsmart, 15134 Crossroads Parkway, Gulfport, MS 39503

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. 

If you have questions concerning this Meet & Greet, please contact: Joyce Shugg, (h) 985-893-6981, (c) 985-373-0434 or email
   Monday, November 30th-Sun  December 6th                Times Below
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 Street     Jackson, MS 39201

The  Jackson-Hinds Library system will be celebrating 7th 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  Call 1-800-968-5803
Library hours M-Th  9am-9pm, Fri 9 am-6pm, Sat 9-5 pm, Sun  9am-1pm)
All Week, All Year
Winn-Dixie Community Pals Program

Pearl River County SPCA
1700 Palestine Road,    Picayune, MS  39466

Location next door to fire station,across from airport runway) See website for map to our Shelter.

You can raise money for our organization every time you shop at Winn-Dixie. Enroll in the Winn-Dixie Community Pals Program and you'll instantly earn points for our organization. At the end of each quarter we'll receive a donation based on a percentage of purchases credited to our group. For example for every $72,000 our organization's membership spends at Winn-Dixie, we'll receive $1,800 for that quarter.

Pearl River County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a Mississippi state non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the welfare and humane treatment of animals throughout the county. It operates solely from funds provided locally. Phone 601-798-8000. Visit
Saturday,  November 28th             12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Desoto Animal Rescue Adoption Day

Across from Target
Poplar @ I-240       Memphis, TN 38119

Desoto Animal Rescue Society (DARS) is a  non-profit organization  dedicated to the rescue, care, rehabilitation, and placement of unwanted, abandoned, and abused pets, giving them a second chance at a loving forever home. 

All animals taken in receive necessary medical care, heartworm testing and treatment if needed and routine vaccinations. All animals are spayed or neutered prior to adoption.
Saturday, November 28th                                       6:00 pm til
NACHS Annual Membership Meeting

Rolling River Roasters
406 Main St, Natchez MS

Please join us for the  2015 NACHS Annual Membership Meeting Monday, November 30 at 6:00 pmat Rolling River Roasters. 406 Main St, Natchez MS
Light hors d'oeuvres will be served.Cash bar available
Natchez Pet Adoptions

All participants will receive a T-shirt and goody bag.   Prizes will be awarded following the race by age group.     Call Deane Tanksley at 601-807-2997 for registration forms or email
Sunday, November 29th (7 days a week)                        All Day
Take Your Dog to the Beach

Hancock County Beaches
N Beach Blvd and Nicholson Ave     Waveland, MS 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,!
Sunday, November 29th 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.

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.

Bring comfortable walking shoes and water. For more info call 601-445-5345.
Sunday , November 29th                10:00 am – 11:00 am
Greyhounds of Mississippi & Louisiana Play Day

Pelican Bark Park
63350 Pelican Dr      Mandeville, LA  704448

This has become a meeting place for our adopters and their greyhounds to visit and play off leash.  This informal meeting will be held from 10am until 11am, weather permitting.  On days when we've other events (Meets and Greets, etc), the "regulars" probably won't attend. 

For those of you who do go, please be respectful of all the rules - pick up after your pups and don't allow your dog(s) to misbehave - this is a very public venue and all sorts of dog owners will see how we and our dogs behave.  If you have a dog that tends to be pushy or at all aggressive, please take a muzzle!  And while we're out there showing off our well behaved hounds, it would be nice if we all carried a small supply of GPA/LA&MS's brochures.  If you have questions about the park or if you just want to know if "the regulars" will be there, feel free to call Joyce Shugg at 985-373-0434  Visit
Sunday, November 29th      10:30 am-11:30 am
Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society 'Reading to Rover'

Lafayette County-Oxford Public Library
401 Bramlett Blvd,    Oxford, MS, 38655   (662) 234-5751

Email   Also see our loving adoptables.
Oxford Lafayette Humane Society website is
Monday, November 30th-Dec 5th                      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.
Monday, November 30th- Sun  December 6th           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 39120-3502
(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!
All Week Long!
Monday Nov 30-Friday Dec 4th           8:00 am-5:00 pm
Olive Branch Animal Shelter Celebrates
7th 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 special 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!

This is a really wonderful shelter that really goes out of their way to help save the shelter pets in the area.    Thank you to manager Captain Tony Norris! Visit the website at  
Phone: (662) 895-4582.
All Week Long!
Monday Nov 30-December 4th             8 am-5 pm
Saturday, Nov 22nd                            7 am - 12 noon
Southaven Animal Shelter
Celebrates 7th MS Week for 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 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! Visit the website at   Phone 662-796-2491. Email
          Saturday December 5th                                10:00 am- 3:00 pm
Southern Friends Pet Adoptions &
Mid South Greyhound Adoption Option
Meet n Greet Day!

Hollywood Feed Pet Store
5070 Goodman Rd       Olive Branch, MS 38654
(662) 892-8066

From Southern Friends "Come meet  cats/kittens available for adoption "!  Located in Desoto County, MS. we are a group of dedicated animal lovers who wants to "Save Them All"! Animal Rescue, Fostering and Adopting saves lives!

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

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.
                Mississippi Animal Shelters
~Adopt, Donate Volunteer!~

Dog Friendly Travel Guide for MS
Monday,  Ongoing                                                        Contact Them
Gulf Coast Search and Rescue
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

They will be performing a closed to public search this on weekend Nov 15 & 16th
College of Veterinary Medicine -Mississippi State
Animal Health Center
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.
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

Monday, November 30th-December 5th     11:00- 5:00 pm.    
Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society
MS Week for the Animals Adoption Days

-An official Mississippi Week for the Animals event-

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

Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society will be celebrating Mississippi Week for the Animals all week long. Stop in 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
                   Monday,  November 30th                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:

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.
Tuesday December 1st                       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 for more information! Visit
Tuesday, December 2nd- December 5th      10:30-til
Hancock County Library System Celebrates
the 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, December 1st at 10:30 a.m.
Pearlington Public Library
6096 First Avenue

Wednesday, December 2nd at 10:30 a.m.
Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library
312 Highway 90

Thursday, December 3rd at 10:30 a.m.
Kiln Public Library
17065 Highway 603

Friday, December 4th at 10:30 a.m.
East Hancock Public Library
4545 Shepherd Square

Monday, December 7th  at 10:30 a.m.
Waveland Public Library
345 Coleman Avenue

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

Natalie Beam, Youth Services Director (wonderful!)
Hancock County Library System
312 Highway 90
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
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.

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.
          Wednesday & Ongoing
Mississippi Low Cost Clinics

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

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

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

Meridian (Inside Petco)
131 South Frontage Road
Meridian, MS
3rd Saturday of Every Month (1:30pm - 3:30pm)
Thursday, December 3rd                        9:00-1:00 pm
Biloxi's Farmers Market 'Extra Fun' Day

Biloxi's Farmers Market
Howard & Hopkins Blvd. Biloxi, MS  39530

Many farmers market vendors, entertainment, hourly giveaways, plants, fruit and vegetable baskets, homemade goods, gardening booths and more. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Under I-110, corner of Howard & Hopkins Blvd. The Charles R. Hegwood Farmers Market is open every Tuesday and Thursday. Details, Cheryl Bell at 228-388-7170.  Visit
Thursday, December 3rd                        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.

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
Thursday, December 3rd           call for spay times  10:oo am adoptions
MARL Low Cost Spay & Neuter & Adoptions

Mississippi Animal Rescue League
5221 Greenway Drive Ext.           Jackson, MS 39204

We are the largest open door shelter in Central MS. We have placed more than 50,000 animals in loving home since opening our doors in 1969. We adopt dogs, cats, horses and provide  many service to the community. Hours of Operation
  Monday Closed    Tuesday 10 - 5      Wednesday 10 - 5
  Thursday 10 - 5      Friday 10 - 12 and 1 - 5     Saturday 10 - 12 and 1 - 4
  Sunday 1 - 4   Vist website to learn more.
      Friday, December 4th                      All Week, All Year
Mississippi's Natural Science Museum

Mississippi's Natural Science Museum
2148, Riverside Drive      Jackson, MS 39202

For most people, the Museum exists as a near-magical place for children and families to engage with and learn about natural Mississippi. They certainly wouldn't be alone in thinking so-last year alone over 140,000 visitors enjoyed the Museum's indoor exhibits and 300-acres of natural landscape and nature trails.

Along with the usual museum features, we also offer many exciting and educational activities for children, such as our popular creature features, hands-on fish feedings, and Camp WILD.  Highly recommended.

The entire family will find new books, toys, Museum T-shirts, and artwork in our busy Dragonfly Shoppe. Please check on our family memberships to become a part of the Museum, save money on your trips, and enjoy the far reaching benefits of membership that come with being a part of Mississippi's Natural Science Museum.  (601) 354-7303
Saturday, December 5th                  8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Farmers Market

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.
Saturday, December 5th                           All Day
Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day

Find out who is particpating in your area. Take Your Child!
Saturday, December 5th                    10;30 am til
CARA's Pet Photos with Santa!

Casabella Interiors 1139 Old Fannin Road, Brandon, MS
Hollywood Feed 1250 E County Line Rd, Ridgeland MS
PETCO Madison MS 175 Grand View Blvd., Madison, MS

It's that time again for PET PHOTOS WITH SANTA!
CARA will be at the following locations taking Pet Photos with Santa for $10/pet or $15/multiple and/or family included.
Sat. 12/5th  - Casabella Interiors 1139 Old Fannin Road, Brandon, MS 39047 10:30am -2:30pm (call 601-665-4920 for an appointment)
Sat. 12/5th - Hollywood Feed 1250 E County Line Rd, Ridgeland MS 39157 11am-3pm (no appointment necessary)
Sun. 12/6th - PETCO Madison MS 175 Grand View Blvd., Madison MS 39110 11am-3pm, (no appointment necessary)  Thank you!

Ck out adoption event at Hollywood Pet Store at 10:00.scroll down this calendar.
Saturday, December 5th(& 6th)                      All Day
Humane Society of South Mississippi
Adopt a Truly Rescued Dog..Provide a New Life!

15134 Crossroads Pkwy    Gulfport, MS 39503

Stop by the Gulfport PetSmart store and meet some of the great dogs looking for homes at HSSM!  Phone (228) 863-3354   Pls visit
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.
Saturday, December 5th             10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter Volunteers Needed

Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter
3825 Proper Street   Corinth, Mississippi 38834

We need volunteers tomorrow morning (8:30 am start) Friday and over the weekend!

Walk dogs, clean cages, feed, water, laundry, prep newspapers..if you can do it, we need you.Visit us this Saturday for a special fun day. We will have a selection of adoptable pets. It's going to be fun. See you there Saturday. 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 (we need dog food) , feed the dogs and pups, walk them, and clean up after the young ones. Website

             Saturday, December 5th                      10:00 am- All day
Humane Society of South Mississippi
Offsite Adoption Day

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
Saturday, December 5th               11:00 am -5:00 pm
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Visit

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
Riverside Drive                          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.
Saturday, December 5th         11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Natchez Humane Pet Adoptions

Natchez-Adams County Humane Society
392 Liberty Road,    Natchez, Mississippi
(601) 442-4001

We showcase the temporary loving dogs and cats of the Natchez-Adams County Humane Society, located at 392 Liberty Road, Natchez, Mississippi.

Drop by the shelter between 2:00 – 5:00 pm Tuesday – Friday or on Saturdays from 11:00AM -2:00 PM, email us at or call (601) 442-4001 for current information on availability of the loving animals.
Saturday, December 5th                11:00 am-2:00 pm
Greyhounds of Mississippi & Louisiana Meet & Greet

198 Promenade Blvd   Flowood, MS   39232

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. 

If you have questions concerning this Meet & Greet, please contact: Celeste Trantham at 601-605-2542 or
Saturday, December 5th                                 12 noon- 4:00 pm
Save 1 Pet  Adoption Day

(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

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
Saturday, December 5th                             1:00 pm-5:00 pm
New Beginnings Animal Rescue Cat Adoption Day

205 Goodman Rd    Southaven, MS  38671

Come find your new loving best friend. Cats and kitties await you to give them a chance at anew home Visit

See beautiful adoptables

New Beginnings Animal Rescue (NBAR) is a 501c3 nonprofit rescue group founded in Olive Branch, MS in 2011  We have many wonderful fosters and they are absolutely the backbone of our ability to continue our work - we can never thank them enough for what they do each day!    We are in search of loving responsible foster homes as well as volunteers to help on adoption days. Petco store (662) 349-7460
                            Saturday, December 5th                      1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Tri County Animal Rescue Offsite Pet Adoptions Day

205 Goodman Rd     Southaven, MS  38671

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!

Saturday events are 1pm- 5 p.m.New Beginings will be there Saturday & 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 call  662-393-7529 Petco store (662) 349-7460
                       Sunday, December 6th                    12 pm- 4 pm
7th Annual HSSM Holiday Open House !
& Offsite Adoptions

2615 25th Ave
Gulfport, Mississippi   39503      (228) 539-9722

Join us from 12-4 for our annual Holiday Open House, which will feature pet and people portraits with Santa by Wendy's Prints For Paws, new Holiday-themed pet items, 10% off total purchase at HSSM’s Bow Wow Meow Boutique, plus sweet and savory refreshments. See you and your pets soon!

Also adoptions at Petsmart Gulfport today Sun Dec 6th.

SSM’s life-saving programs include: Progressive adoptions programs, Aggressive spay/neuter efforts, Pro-active pet identification campaigns, Innovative Love Train transports (through which 800+ adoptable pets are sent to partner shelters across the country for adoption each year) Exhaustive return-to-owner efforts.  Visit   
Sunday, December 6th              Year Round
Mississippi U-Pick Farms and Orchards
~Sorted by County~

The season is autumn , 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!
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
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
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 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,
Mississippi Vegetarians
Jackson & Hattiesburg, MS

Join vegetarians living in 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.

Please join and send a message to the Yahoo list so that we'll know you're here. And if you know of any vegetarians living in Mississippi, please let them know about this list! We also have a Facebook page.
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  Visit website at
Sunday, December 6th                      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, December 6th. 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,


With Veteran's Day falling on November 11th so close to Mississippi Week for the Animals, this is the perfect time to say thank you to  all the brave military men, women, K9's and their handlers on all bases in Mississippi and throughout our country. 

Wounded Warrior Project

Let's All Say Thank You for Their Service!

Guardian Angels for Soldiers

God Bless Our Troops. We love you and
thank you for your service!

See free, discount activities for the military around Veteran's Day.
Click on the swimming dolphins
to hear "One Love."
Mississippi Week for the Animals
Mississippi Week for the Animals!

Clic Here are two of them.
Mississippi .....We Love You!
Jim Henson born in
Greenville, MS