Our Mission :
The Stone County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is organized to provide humane care and treatment for all animals needing protection in the area served by the society; to seek to return lost animals to their owners; to seek suitable homes for animals without owners; to discourage cruelty to animals of all types; to influence public opinion with respect to care, treatment, and welfare of animals; to educate the public in all animal welfare areas; to promote spay/neuter programs as a method of animal population control. In its care and disposition of animals, the society shall maintain minimum standards prescribed by the State of Mississippi or it shall exceed said standards.
Our History :
The Stone County SPCA was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in the State of Mississippi on December 1, 2009. A group of concerned citizens met on November 28, 2009 to elect officers, establish bylaws, and form a mission statement.
Animals began being fostered in February 2010. As of December 28, 2011, the group has taken in 485 animals. These animals have been adopted out or transported to shelters in need of animals. No animals have been euthanized due to over population.
Nonprofit status was granted in May 2010. Our first annual meeting was held December 7, 2010. Currently, there are twenty-eight active members.
The Stone County SPCA has several significant ongoing programs. The most important program is caring for the stray and unwanted dogs and cats in Stone County. Nearly five hundred unwanted or stray dogs and cats have been brought in our care since February of 2010. Over two hundred and fifty animals have been brought to the group in the last six months. Remarkably, no animals have been euthanized due to overpopulation. All of our animals that are adopted out leave neutered or spayed, vaccinated, and protected from heartworms. This is currently where most of the budget is used.
The large number of animals entering our care has required us to find a means of transporting puppies out of our area to shelters in other parts of the country where there is not a stray animal population problem. This fall we purchased a van to transport puppies to The Broward County Humane Society in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Over one hundred dogs and puppies have been transported in the past four months.
The Stone County SPCA also provides a discounted spay and neuter voucher program to people needing financial assistance. This program was started in March of 2010. Discount vouchers are given to local veterinarians, who perform the service. They bill the SPCA for the value of the vouchers. To date over one hundred and twenty-five vouchers have been issued.
A complete copy of Bi-Laws is availalbe upon request.
We Love Transport :
Thanks to being able to transport dogs and puppies we are able to be a limited intake operation that does not have to euthanize due to space problems.
The large number of animals entering our care has required us to find a means of transporting puppies out of our area to shelters in other parts of the country where there is not a stray animal population problem. In the fall of 2011 we purchased a van to transport puppies to The Broward County Humane Society in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Over 250 dogs and puppies were transported in 2012.