Surrendering A Litter?

Thinking of surrendering a litter of puppies or kittens to HSSM? Whether one of your pets produced the litter or you just happened upon the helpless group, HSSM can offer some special opportunities to people surrendering litters.

80-90% of puppies and kittens given away for free will NEVER see a Veterinarian and NEVER be spayed or neutered.

Because of this, HSSM offers the following services to better serve the puppies and kittens of our community:

My Dog Had A Litter of Puppies

Rather than giving the litter away for FREE, if you bring in your litter of puppies to HSSM, we can offer the parents of your litter FREE spay/neuter upon the surrender of your pups.

That’s right! Bring us your dog’s puppies and we will fix your dog(s) (both Mommy and Daddy!). If you are planning on taking us up on this offer, please let the Animal Care Associate know when you book your Intake Appointment at 228-863-3354 ext. 124 or 125.

I Found A Litter of Kittens

If you find a litter of kittens in your neighborhood or around your business, first call HSSM’s Louise Fenner Claiborne Spay Neuter Clinic at 228-863-3354 ext. 129 or 130. Our Community Cats program may apply to your kittens or the cats in your neighborhood or around your business. We also may be running a spay/neuter special for cats, so that your kittens can lead longer, healthier lives and never have to enter the shelter!

There are certain times of the year when HSSM sees spikes in the number of kittens being brought into HSSM… we call this period “Kitten Season.” This usually occurs in the Spring and Summer and causes severe overcrowding in the shelter. Click here to find out more about “Kitten Season” and take advantage of HSSM’s Spay/Neuter program to help end cat overpopulation and ensure every kitten born in our community gets the chance he/she deserves!

If you are still thinking of finding homes for your litter, please have them fixed and seen by a Veterinarian. 

Check out HSSM’s Re-Homing A Pet page for tips!


Our Mission

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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