Mississippi Animal Update, Sept. 10

Companion animal rescue, sheltering, and care operations are being conducted from four staging areas in Mississippi. The staging areas are located at the Mississippi State Fairground in Jackson, the Forest County Multipurpose Complex in Hattiesburg, the Jackson County Animal Shelter in Gautier, and the Human Society of Southern Mississippi complex in Gulfport.

FedEx has resumed delivery service in Hattiesburg, Miss. The address to send LARGE shipments of donations for animals is: Multi-Purpose Facility, 952 Sullivan Drive, Barn E, Hattiesburg, MS, 39401-2714; call 863/697-0410. This facility is just off Highway 49 on the south side of Hattiesburg. Current supply needs for animals in this area are: Fencing supplies, wire posts, watering troughs, cattle panels, insect spray for bugs and for killing mosquitoes, veterinary supplies (Tincture of Green Soap purchased via a veterinarian from Henry Schein company; antibacterial shampoo), hoses, adjustable nozzles, and anything else that is a BASIC need for horses to go back to their homes with their owners.

Details concerning the animal rescue facilities open and operating in Mississippi are as follows:

The Mississippi State Fairgrounds; 1207 Mississippi Street, Jackson, MS 39202; operating from 8am-6pm; provides pet-friendly shelter, equine sheltering, and pet supply pick up and receiving.

The Forest County Multipurpose Complex; 962 Sullivan Drive, Hattiesburg, MS 39401; operating from 8am-6pm; provides veterinary care, pet-friendly sheltering, equine sheltering, rescued animal sheltering, animal/owner reunion activities, and pet supply pick up and receiving.

The Jackson County Animal Shelter; 4400 Audubon Drive, Gautier, MS  39568; operating from 8am-6pm; providing rescued animal sheltering and pet supply pick up and receiving.

The Humane Society of Southern Mississippi; S.W. corner of 27th Street South & Highway 49, Gulfport, MS  39501; operating from 8am-6pm; providing veterinary care, rescued animal sheltering, and pet supply pick-up and receiving.

About the Author

Kimberly S. Brown

Kimberly S. Brown was the Publisher/Editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care from June 2008 to March 2010, and she served in various positions at Blood-Horse Publications since 1980.

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