If you are interested in helping homeless or unwanted animals in our area, there are numerous ways you can participate.  Nearly anyone can find a constructive way to support this effort matched with his or her ability and interest.

  1. Contributions of supplies for the shelter are very welcome.  Pet food is not needed because we have a relationship with Hill's Pet Nutrition, the makers of Science Diet and they deliver shelter food once a week.  Some of the things we use regularly are:  
    • towels and blankets 
    • newspapers (not the ads) 
    • bleach 
    • simple dog collars and leashes
  2. Contributions of money are, of course, very welcome.  We would be unable to continue to operate without the generous support of a number of regular contributors.  We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and contributions are tax-deductible.  All contributions go to the direct care of dogs and cats and none of our Board members receives any salary for their work.  
  3. Volunteer your time.  There are a number of ways volunteers are needed and can participate.  Many dogs and cats are adopted directly from the shelter.  However, another important way adoptions take place is in getting the dogs and cats before the public, such as adoption events at the Petsmart store in Hattiesburg and the Petco store in Meridian.  Usually on Saturday, we take a few dogs to those stores and sit with them for viewing and possible adoption.  The more we can get them before the public, the better chance they have for finding a home.  In addition, it helps socialize them to be with people in a "normal" setting.  You may be interested in helping with these events on a regular basis.
  4. Volunteer your talents.  If you have a serious interest in helping us identify fund raising opportunities, grant writing, expanding our social networking on Facebook, newspapers, radio, etc., conducting telephone and email followup on adoptions, etc, there may be a place to help that fits your abilities.  

A common requirement for real help, of course, is seriousness of purpose and dependability.   We will be glad to discuss with you ways your can find your "spot" in helping.