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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The shelter cares for about 200 animals on any given day. In 2007, we received 9197 lost, stray, and unwanted pets. SPAS is an open admission shelter; no animal is turned away. We receive animals from a 12-county area of south Mississippi.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

I've been volunteering at the shelter for about a year now and I really enjoy working there. The staff are nice and take the time to connect with you and explain to you what help they need done. I also enjoy how there are more opportunties to volunteer than just at the shelter. There is the spay/neuter clinc and fundraising events. A few months ago, I showed my shelter pride by helping them out in a fairy tale themed parade. I've volunteered in other places, but I continue volunteering at the Shelter because the people there make me feel like I am one of their own.

Review from Guidestar



Rating: 4

I have volunteered at the Southern Pines Animal Shelter for several years in a variety of roles. I started by assisting with the shelter's animal adoption program at our local PetSmart. I then began working along with other volunteers at the SPAS low-cost spay/neuter service program. We started with a two day per month cooperative service through a statewide alliance. After two years of demonstrating the need and support for such services, SPAS opened a four day per week low-cost spay/neuter clinic. This successful effort is a clear demonstration of the organization's focus on long-term solutions. This focus is paired with an absolute committment to providing humane and responsible care for every animal at the shelter.

Review from Guidestar