Mission: The mission of the humane society of south mississippi is to advocate the bond between animals and humans, provide the highest quality services and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, reduce companion animal overpopulation, and increase the save-rate of animals in our community.
Programs: Hssm is an open admission shelter providing shelter and care for the homeless animals of south mississippi. Over 12,305 animals were admitted to the shelter in 2010. In 2010, 4,231 pets were adopted through aggressive campaigns to re-home these homeless pets.
love train is a transport program that functions to move excess adoptable animals from south mississippi, where pet overpopulation is prevalent, to other parts of the country where shortages of highly adoptable pets exist. In 2010, hssm transported 611 dogs to other areas where they are given a second chance.
hssm is aggressively addressing pet overpopulation in south mississippi through a high volume, high quality spay/neuter program. In 2010, 10,004 surgeries were performed in the clinic, servicing both the shelter animals as well as the public in general. Other services offered by the clinic are microchip, rabies and other breed specific vaccinations.