Jackson County, MS
Spay and Neuter
Helping The Citizens Of Jackson County
Control the Pet Population
Jackson County Spay and Neuter Program is a 501C3 Non Profit and 100% Tax Deductible who provides a great service to the residents of Jackson County, MS.
The focused mission is to help the Elderly and Disabled get their animals spay or neutered & vaccinated at reduced prices.
Spay & Neuter transport services offered to all Jackson County Residents
(Funded by Grants & Donations Only!)
Jackson County Spay and Neuters goal is to help reduce the over population of animals, to prevent unwanted litters, starvation, diseases and unnecessary euthanasia . We also humanely trap "Feral Hot Spots", which are wild cats colonies of abandoned or deserted litters. As of April 2011 ANIMAL CRUELTY is a FELONY in Mississippi.
WLOX ABC Channel 13
HICKS named a "Hero"
for Spay/Neuter Program
Thank You !!
Donation's TAX Deductible
"CELEBRATION of CARING WOMEN
Life Time TV & Biloxi Regional Hospital
The Mississippi Press
www.gulflive.com THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2009
Animal activist works to help the community with pets
By Andrew Dunning
Gulf Coast Neighbor Helene Hicks
Hometown: Gautier, Ms
Family: Son, Charlie: Daughter, Eileen
Occupation: Owner of Jackson County
Spay & Neuter
Activities: Setting up fundraisers, trapping
animals, expanding the business
The lack of an animal humane society in Jackson County
& a passion for helping animals have led Helene Hicks, of
Gautier, to open the non-profit organization, Jackson County Spay & Neuter.
"I started the program last September, " .Hicks said.
" I work with the Humane Society of South Mississippi in Gulfport in order to provide spay & neuter services to cats, dogs & feral (wild) cats." People can call me to come pick up their pets, and I will take the animals to Gulfport to have them fixed & given the appropriate shots and vaccines
and then return them within 24 hours," she said. Hicks said she spent two years in Turkey working with the established humane society as a civilian contractor and with the post office. She said the cruelty to animals she has seen overseas and in Jackson County has a large part to do with why she created the program. The military base in Turkey promoted animal control because locals would breed dogs to death and try and sell the puppies to other locals or soldiers for $25.00. "I would try and get my hands on female puppies and fix them," she said.
Hicks said so far she has helped spay or neuter 387 animals in Jackson County and hopes to reach 1,000 by the end of the year. The cost of the program is divided between those involved with Jackson County Spay & Neuter, Hicks said. "The HSSM charges me $50.00, a reduced price, to operate on the animals," Hicks said, "The client pays $40 and I cover the $10 difference. "I've added up my receipts from January to June this year and I'm already $723 in the hole," Hicks said. This is why I rely on donations and grants to stay in business. Hicks said she provides this service to the community because it s needed in order to control the animal population in the area and because most vets charge between $90 to $280 for these operations."Anyone on a fixed income with multiple pets cannot afford to have their pets fixed at these prices," Hicks said. Hicks was named the WLOX South Mississippi Hero in May for her service to the community. "I've worked with animals for a while," Hicks said. "I started working for the Mississippi Spay & Alliance in 2003 under Elaine Adair. She helped me get my program started by helping me get my non-profit license and grant funding. For more info about Jackson County Spay & Neuter fundraisers & donations or for a calendar of events, go to www.jcspan.org. Anyone looking to have an animal spayed or neutered should call Hicks at 228-369-5613. This article printed July 23, 2009
"Celebration Of Caring Women" Banquet 4/26/2011
Me & Deanna Favre
Mississippi Press Article
4 Pepsi Party
January 13, 2011
Ms. Press Article- 8/4/2011
Fundraiser/ Block Party
ANIMAL CONTROL LAWS FOR JACKSON COUNTY, MS
EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 30, 2007
Prohibited Treatment: It shall be unlawful to & a violation to...
1) Confine an animal inside a motor vehicle without adequate ventilation.
2) Failure to provide proper food, water & protection from weather and
Veterinary care for any animal which they own or in their custody.
3) Abandon any animal which they own or in their custody.
4) Intentionally poison any animal, except moles, mice & rats.
5) Keep his/her animal in unsanitary conditions.
6) Keep or confine an animal in other than a humane manner.
7) Intentionally allow or promote any fight between animals, on his/her real property
or on property under his/her posession or control.
8) Dogs and Cats should be vaccinated with rabies & other important shots
What is a "FERAL " Cat????
Feral cats are the "WILD" offspring of Domestic cats and usually the result of
pet owners' abandonment or failure to spay & neuter their animals, allowing them to breed uncontrolled. Feral cat "colonies" can be found behind shopping areas or businesses, in alleys, parks, abandoned houses and rural areas. They are afraid of humans and hide.
People assume their animals will survive when they move away and leave them behind. Domestic animals do not return to "natural" instincts and cannot fend for themselves! Animal shelters are forced to kill an estimated 15 million homeless animals annually. The other alternative is dying a slow, painful death from starvation, diseases, abuse or as food for other animals. Shelters and animal control agencies spend "MILLIONS" dealing with this problem. Spay & Neutering is an important step to help this problem, call Jackson County Spay & Neuter for assistance with low cost services in your area.
AGAINST THE LAW
& IT HURTS ANIMALS!
$5000.00 reward leading to the arrest & conviction of a dogfighter!
JC SPAN DOES NOT
DISCRIMINATE AGAINST ANY BREED!!
Alley Cat Allies Recognition
Benefit's on August 6th and September 6th, 2011 to raise awareness of Feral Cat Problem
$500 Trailblazer Award
"Celebration of Caring Women"
Banquet @ Beau Rivage 5/1/2012
Mamie McCollough- Guest Speaker
Deb Seelig, Me & Donna McMahan.
Lynda Sumrall not here
Some previous News Articles & Recognitions!
Click on website attached to see article!
This is the case more & more lately
TH - CAT
WLOX TV Article on Dr. Roth helping my program JULY 14th, 2012
WHY SPAY & NEUTER?
• Average number of litters a fertile cat can produce in one year: 3
• Average number of kittens in a feline litter: 4–6
• One female cat & her offspring can theoretically produce 420,000 cats in 7yrs
• Average number of litters a fertile dog can produce in one year: 2
• Average number of puppies in a canine litter: 6–10
• One female dog & her offspring can theoretically produce 67,000 dogs in 6 yrs
THIS IS WHY?????????
Winner "Leadership Award"
May 2013 see About Us Page
Rabies Clinic Article
Celebrating 5 years 9/8/13
We want to thank all the sponsors and animal lovers who have helped us past & present, without your help we would not exist. Timmons Dentistry, Tired Dog Rescue, The Palace, The Gold Nugget, The IP, Treasure Bay, Island View, Jackson County Banks, Jason & Beth Ladnier, Pat Griffin, Leslie Warner, Lori Wiggins, Ms. Bud Girls, Dr. Spears, Pet Connection, Dr. Roth, New York Pizza, Chevron, A Pet's Memory, Ready Law Firm, WALMARTS, Pet Smart, Build-a- Bear, Pit Bull Rescue, Petco,MBAH, Summerlee Foundation, ALLEY CAT ALLIES,Best Friends, JC City animal control officers, Jackson County Golf Courses, Anonymous grant 2 years in a row, The Duggans, Charlotte Crane, Nancy, The Walkers, Margueritaville, Diane Schmidt, Donna McMahon, WGUD TV & The Walls Family, Hal Comello, Sun Herald, Wlox, Judee Fern, Rex Distributing, Kicker 108, Jackson County Supervisors, YMCA of Ocean Springs, Applebees, Wayne Lee;s, Jerry Lees, Winn Dixie, Rouses, FRED's,Lydia Sattler, Ginger Lay, Kangarooz, Lazer Craze, Biloxi Screenprinting, Coral's Boutique,Lisa Strong, Butch Oustalet -Pascagoula, Coastal Signs, Pine Burr Golf, CHEVRON.