East Mississippi Animal Rescue

East Mississippi Animal Rescue started in 2001 and is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue and re-homing of abandoned animals in East Mississippi. Each animal is given basic medical care and, if at an appropriate age, is spayed or neutered. The adoption fee charged for puppies or kittens includes a spay or neuter fee so the procedure can be done when the animal is old enough. Adoption fees also help cover routine veterinary costs.Rescue expenses are funded by donations and adoption fees
Sep 10, 2015

"Love on Steroids"

Oliver 1
Oliver 1

Today we want to share with you Oliver's story. Oliver is a two-year-old Bassett Hound who found himself at the local animal control facility after his owner's death. Facing the fate of euthanasia, Oliver was pulled from the facility by East Mississippi Animal Rescue and soon began his journey to healing and love. Once in our care, your donations helped provide for his neuter surgery, vaccinations, and treatment for heartworms. Oliver's photo was shared with a fellow rescue group in New England and it was then that a special family saw his photo and fell absolutely in love. Unfortunately for Oliver, he suffered a minor setback during the week he was scheduled to begin his journey to his new home. He had complications from heartworms and required bloodwork and more medications. One week later, Oliver was ready to set out on the journey to meet the members of his forever family, who were anxiously awaiting his arrival. To sum up their feelings about Oliver, he is "awesome" and they describe him as "love on steroids!" We are so incredibly happy for Oliver and his family and wish them a lifetime of happiness together.

Your faithful support and donations allow us to continue to help more animals like Oliver. On Wednesday, September 16th, GlobalGiving is hosting their final "Bonus Day" of the year. They will be matching online donations made through their website at 30% until the $70,000 in matching funds run out. GlobalGiving will match up to $1,000 per donor, per organization. Please consider making a donation to our cause to ensure we are able to carry out our mission and help more animals like Oliver (and their forever families.)

Remember to visit our page on Facebook to stay current on happenings, success stories, and pets available for adoption at East Mississippi Animal Rescue.

Oliver 2
Oliver 2

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Jun 11, 2015

The Return of Zena

Zena after getting a bath
Zena after getting a bath

Today, we'd like to share with you Zena's story. Over three years ago, EMAR took in a pregnant dachshund mix named Zena. While in our care, she gave birth to a litter of puppies, who soon found their forever homes. Zena found her home, too, with a family that included another dog. One night, Zena and her four-legged friend got away from their home. Her family and EMAR volunteers searched for her, put out fliers, and even used Facebook in attempts to bring her home. We even put ads in the local newspaper hoping someone had seen her, but it seemed as if there was no luck.

One day, Paula of EMAR received a text message with a photo of a dog along with the question, "Is this Zena?" With that one message, the journey to bring Zena home began. Paula and Melanie tried several times to catch Zena, but their attempts seemed futile. She had been on her own for so long that she was untrusting of humans. Despite their failed attempts, they never gave up hope.

Recently, a new family moved in close to where Zena had been staying. It was their dog who won over Zena's trust. She even let this new family give her a bath! With the help of these wonderful people, EMAR was able to bring Zena home. 

Paula says, "We are so glad to have Zena back home at the rescue." Many supporters voiced their happiness on Facebook and we even heard from some of the families of Zena's puppies!

Zena has made a trip to the veterinarian for a check-up and has unfortunately had to undergo treatment for heartworms. Thanks to donors like you, we were able to provide her with the necessary care and treatments without worrying about where the funding would come from.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and Zena's!

Zena and Paula, reunited!
Zena and Paula, reunited!
Mar 10, 2015

Benson & the Poodles

Benson
Benson

Hello and thanks again from everyone here at East Mississippi Animal Rescue! We are so grateful to have such loyal supporters as you! Today, we want to tell you a little bit about some of the animals your donations have allowed us to help.

Benson, a Doberman, came into our care just recently. He had been run over by a car and had an injury to his foot. (WARNING: Photo is included and may be considered graphic to some.) His owner could no longer afford to care for him, so EMAR took Benson in and saw to it that he received the medical care he needed. Benson had surgery in which two of his toes were removed. He is getting better every day but still has a few more weeks of healing ahead. 

These two poodle-mix dogs were abandoned by their owner and taken to the local animal control facility. The staff at the facility asked if EMAR would take them into our care and find suitable homes. They were neglected for quite a while but now their lives are turning around. Both dogs have been fully vetted and are on their way to becoming a part of a very loving family. 

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to all that lies ahead. We are committed to helping the abandoned, abused, and neglected animals in our area and we couldn't do it without your help. THANK YOU!

Benson
Benson's Foot
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