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Board of Directors 2019

President – Katie Stonnington

Vice President – Dr. Prudence Derby

Treasurer – Sheila Heavens

Secretary – Nina Shaw

Board Members 2019

Wilmet McDonald

Ann Cooley

Charlotte Batson

Bridget Rooney

Kathy Kirker

Staff 2019

Britney Henke – Dog Coordinator

Emily Kanarvogel- Cat Coordinator

Rochelle Henke – Animal Care

Jenel Jackson – Receptionist & Office Worker

Nita Henke – PetSmart Coordinator

Canines Leaving in 2018:

  • Adopted – 193
  • RTO – 19
  • Transported – 463
  • Died/Euthanized/Run away – 23

Felines Leaving in 2018:

  • Adopted – 253
  • RTO – 0
  • Transferred – 30
  • Died/Euthanized/Run away –  38

Animal Intake in 2018:

  • Felines – 333
  • Canines – 735
  • Total – 1068

Animals still in care January 1, 2018 – 104 Canines and Felines

  • 44% of animals leaving the shelter are adopted
  • 48% of animals leaving shelter are transported
  • 6% of animals leaving shelter die or euthanized
  • 2% of animals leaving shelter are returned to their owner
  • Lifesaving percentage = 94% *Lifesaving percentage = [(animals adopted + animals transported + animals returned to owner)/total animals leaving shelter] x 100%


Stone County SPCA Shelter –  The most significant change in the animal shelter for 2018 has been the improvement and addition of play yards for the dogs. Existing play yards were improved. Four of them were expanded to include a shade tree. Also, three-foot privacy fencing was put up to decrease fighting between yards. One additional play yard was added. The funding for these improvements came through a $3000 grant from the William and Charlotte Parks Foundation. Also, through the John and Kathy Kirker, permanent wood siding has been put up to replace heavy plastic siding.

The Stone County SPCA also received in early 2019 $4860 from the Wilson Fund of the MS Gulf Coast Community Foundation to purchase new kennels to replace our old and dilapidated small dog and puppy kennels.

Also, the Stone County SPCA received $3000 from a generous donor in early 2019 to add five play yards for long term residents. This gift along with funds raised a tree sale covered the cost of these new play yards. The trees were donated from GreenForest Nursery.

The Stone County SPCA received $15000 in funding for medical care of shelter pets from the Petco Foundation. These much needed funds went towards pharmaceuticals and veterinary costs to care for sick and injured animals and prepare them for adoption.

PetSmart Adoption Partners –  The Stone County SPCA adopts animals out of PetSmart D’Iberville. During 2017, there were 228 Stone County SPCA pets adopted through PetSmart. Beth Nethery manages the PetSmart adoptions and is there faithfully three Saturdays a month, as well as Friday, Saturday, Sunday on four PetSmart Adoption Weekends.

Transport Program – The Stone County SPCA is still transporting dogs and puppies to Tampa Bay Humane Society and the Humane Society of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Each transport sends about twenty dogs and puppies, including at least two heartworm positive dogs. Currently, we are transporting every three weeks. Each transport costs about $500.

The Stone County SPCA is works with Southern Pines Animal Shelter in Hattiesburg to transport puppies and dogs up North to areas with a higher adoption rate. This program is funded by grants obtained by Southern Pines. We are currently sending approximately 25 dogs and puppies a month through this program. This program is inexpensive but no heartworm positive dogs are eligible. These is also less control over timing and acceptance of dogs for this transport.

 Low Cost Spay/Neuter Vouchers  –  A total of $14,000 went towards spay and neuter vouchers in 2017. These funds were provided by the MS I Care for Animals Car Tag Grant ($4000), the DJ&T Foundation ($7500), and the Rachel Ray Foundation ($2500). The car tag grant provided funds for pets of low income individuals and feral cats to be spayed and neutered. The DJ&T Foundation and the Rachel Ray Foundation provided funds for large dogs to be spayed and neutered.

Medical Vouchers –  The Stone County SPCA works with Animal Care Clinic to provide $50 medical vouchers to help low income individuals cover medical costs for their pet in need. This money typically covers an exam and perhaps medication. An individual with a sick or injured pet must contact either the vet clinic or the shelter. The voucher must be approved by Katie Stonnington, as well as Animal Care Clinic. These emergency medical vouchers help keep pets out of the shelter and are greatly appreciated by those that receive them.

Copyright 2014. Stone County S.P.C.A.

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