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Southern Pines Animal Shelter

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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

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with this shelter and their low cost, high volume spay/neuter clinic for the past 10 years. This shelter has made remarkable strides in the past few years. They are an open enrollment shelter serving many counties in South Mississippi, yet they have maintained a 94% or higher live release rate for the past two years! Quite an accomplishment for a shelter that once euthanized 70& or more of their animals.

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Volunteer

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

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Volunteer

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