Welcome to Mississippi Critterz

Working today to change tomorrow! 

413 McElroy Drive

Oxford, MS  38655

Email:  info@mscritterz.com

Oxford Animal Control Services

Animal Control Services - 662-832-7634

MS Critterz contracts with the City of Oxford to provide Animal Control Services within the Oxford City Limits.

Dog Licenses are available to purchase at MS Critterz or from the Animal Control Officer.  Cost per tag is $15 for unaltered dogs and $5 for altered dogs.

Animal Control Services are provided 7 days a week from the hours of 6 AM to 10 PM.  If there is an emergency between the hours of 10 PM and 6 AM, please contact the Oxford Police Department by calling 662-232-2400.


If you are located in Lafayette County, please call the Sheriff's Department.

If you are outside of Oxford/Lafayette County, please call your local authorities.

May 2020

MS Critterz 1-mile & 5K Virtual Run/Walk Event

MS Critterz is participating in a Virtual run/walk Event sponsored by Pets 2 The Rescue to help raise funding during these difficult times!  Click on the link below to find out more and Register to support our Cause!


Show your love by Honoring or In Memory of a pet or special person!  Your donation will not only help the homeless pets we serve, but provide a tribute to those special friends/family in your life!


Noted Changes on Intake

Hours of Operation

We are located at:

413 McElroy Drive

Oxford, MS 38655

Shelter:  662-832-6727

Email:  info@mscritterz.com

ACO:     662-832-7634

Adoption Counselor:  662-832-2287

Email:  mscritterzadoptions@gmail.com

Hours of Operation

Noted Changes on Intake

Hours of Operation

Sunday               Closed

Monday              Closed

Tuesday           12 - 6 PM

Wednesday      12 - 6 PM

Thursday         12 - 6 PM

Friday            12 - 6 PM

Saturday   11 AM - 6 PM

Noted Changes on Intake

Noted Changes on Intake

Noted Changes on Intake

Intake procedures differ from previous years.  In accordance with our contract with the City of Oxford and Lafayette County, we only serve the Oxford/Lafayette County community and WILL REQUIRE proof of residency from individuals surrendering animals.   Oxford/Lafayette County residents must  provide proof such as a Driver's License, utility bill, or rent/lease contract for verification.

Residents outside of the Oxford/Lafayette County should contact rescues/shelters within your community.

Still have Questions?

Noted Changes on Intake

We Need Your Help!

Still have Questions?

Still have Questions?

We are in need of donations to purchase puppy kennels, office and cleaning supplies, and funding to help provide necessary supplies/fuel for our animals we are sending on transport!  Show your support by volunteering, donating, or sharing with your family and friends!  The homeless animals will forever be grateful!  We have started with  nothing but love in our hearts to help those who cannot help themselves!  Be a part of our team and become their hero!

Still have Questions?

Still have Questions?

Still have Questions?

If you still have questions, feel free to send us a message on Facebook, email us at info@mscritterz.com, stop by during our public hours, or give us a call! 

Friends of MS Critterz


We NEED your help!

 Thanks to your support, MS Critterz has served over 3,000 animals in the 18 months since we opened our doors in October 2018.  We have just passed amazing milestones of 1,050 adoptions and 1,300 transports to help animals find their forever homes.  Our commitment from day one has always been to be a no-kill shelter

While we receive funding from Lafayette County and the City of Oxford, those funds do not cover all of our costs.  MS Critterz also relies on your donations and support – these donations make a huge impact on our ability to save these amazing animals and help them find their forever homes!


Why now?


The impact of the Corona Virus pandemic has hit us hard like many others in our community. We’ve had to cancel several fundraising events that are critical to our ability to save the lives of the animals we serve.  Because of that, we now need our friends more than ever.  We are starting our Friends of MS Critterz 2020 campaign. 

Be a part of this, become a Friend of MS Critterz.


What does it take?

 Just a $75 donation will provide medical care for the animals who come through our doors, defray the cost of spay/neuter, and ensure that we have food for all of the animals in our care while we continue each day to help them find loving, forever homes


What is in it for you?


For your generous donation, you will receive  a car/fridge magnet, a ten percent off microchipping of one animal; five percent off any MS Critterz apparel, and a VIP status at all MS Critterz events for 2020.  We know that’s not a lot, but we know our friends are not giving to receive something for themselves.  Your gift today will make a difference in the lives of each and every animal in our care and have been integral to the care of over 3,000 animals that have come through our doors.

PLEASE DONATE TODAY to become a Friend of MS Critterz so we can continue to help the amazing animals we serve.

About Us


How We're Helping

We are a nonprofit organization focused on helping make the world around us a better, happier place. With the help of our dedicated staff, volunteers, we organize fosters, adoptions, and transports for the homeless animals from the Oxford/Lafayette County community.

Our mission is to provide temporary shelter to stray, abandoned, and surrendered animals for the purpose of finding permanent suitable homes, to promote adoptions, to find foster homes, and to organize transports to reputable animal shelters/rescue groups to help reduce excessive euthanasia with the goal of no-kill (90% live release rate) within our community, provide low cost spay/neuter services from participating veterinarians, and the humane treatment of animals within our community.


Get Involved

Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!


Thank You

Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 

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