Recent News

12/2019:  Donors and volunteers provided Copiah Animal Shelter the ability to save the lives of 340 local area homeless animals in 2019!  With the help of guaranteed home northern rescue partners for an additional ADOPTION channel, new in 2019, our small Shelter and several foster homes helped more than double the number of animals compared to 2018 at 160 animals.  2017:  179 animals.  Copiah Animal Shelter animals are vet-checked and treated, vaccinated, spayed/neutered, provided flea/tick/heartworm preventatives, etc. as part of our adoption preparation.  See some of the animals helped on the 2019 Review page!  

 Another THANK YOU to The WALMART FOUNDATION and WALMART SUPERCENTER - BYRAM, MISSISSIPPI!  CAS applied for and was awarded a $500 Community Grant for New Dog Kennels.  We are so grateful for the help for local area animals.

10/2019:  BIG THANK YOU to WALMART SUPERCENTER - HAZLEHURST, MISSISSIPPI and WALMART FOUNDATION!  Copiah Animal Shelter applied for and was awarded a $2,000 Community Grant for New Dog Kennels. CAS is working on a new larger building and will be adding more dog kennels to increase capacity. We appreciate the support for local homeless animals!   

10/2019:  Copiah Animal Shelter attended the Crystal Springs, MS Fall Bazaar at Chautauqua Park.  Thank you to all who stopped by the booth and donated for t-shirts, raffle tickets, etc.  Of course we always appreciate the volunteers who helped with the event.

Shih Tzu Rescue UPDATE 10/2019 - All of the Shih Tzu and kittens have homes now!  Thank you to ALL who were involved in their rescue, care, and adoption!!  

See details and some photos on the Shih Tzu Rescue page:

9/2019:  Copiah Animal Shelter and All About Animals Veterinary Clinic were called in together on an emergency basis to assist Mississippi Animal Rescue League with an in-progress rescue of more than 100 Shih Tzu dogs found in a home here in our home town, Crystal Springs, MS.  Copiah Animal Shelter took in 48 dogs and 5 kittens during this rescue.  

8/2019:  The movie GREASE- themed GALA 2019 Fundraiser was a fun evening raising money for the animals at Copiah Animal Shelter!  See Event photos and Donor Thank Yous on the GALA 2019 Page

6/2019:  Crystal Springs TOMATO FESTIVAL - thank you to all the people who stopped by the CAS booth. We appreciate the volunteers who braved the heat!

4/2019:  Copiah Animal Shelter applied for and has been awarded $3,000 in grant funds for the spay/neuter of Shelter animals from the "I Care for Animals" CAR TAG Program by the Mississippi Board of Animal Health! Your purchase of an “I Care for Animals” Car Tag at your local county courthouse will help homeless, injured and abused animals around the state. The fund supports spay/neuter and other animal welfare programs. A huge thank you to MS Board of Animal Health and Car Tag supporters!  For more info. on the Car Tag Program visit:

2/2019: Copiah Animal Shelter has recently been partnering with several northern rescue groups as additional channels for PET ADOPTION.  This is helping CAS take in more local homeless animals and get them placed in great homes.  While awaiting transport, CAS continues to love and care for our animals as usual: providing proper nutrition, medical care, flea/tick/ heartworm needs, vaccinations, spay/neuter, etc.  

Foster homes help CAS help more animals. Consider fostering for the Shelter! Call CAS for more info.  




CAS Winter 2018 Newsletter pdf (pdf)


CAS Winter 2017 Newsletter (pdf)


CAS Summer 2017 Newsletter (pdf)