Southern Pines is in the process of pre-selling specialty car tags! Please click here for more information, answers to frequently asked questions, online ordering, and a printable form.
Pre-Order a Southern Pines Animal Shelter License Plate!
The results are in, and we are so honored and grateful to have such an amazing and supportive community. Southern Pines has been voted Best Non-Profit for the Festival South Best of the Pinebelt. Volunteer, Dorothy Ricks, was voted Best Volunteer and the Southern Pines Pet Photography Project has been voted Best Unsung Behind the Scenester. We thank you for your support, and are excited to continue making a difference for animals in need during our ASPCA Rachael Ray 100K Challenge. We hope you'll join us this summer in saving 1500 lives! Thank you again for all of your support!
SPAS Pet Photography Project
The SPAS Pet Photography Project consists of amateur and professional photographers supporting Southern Pines Animal Shelter. It is supported by local amateur and professional photographers who are dedicated to finding homes for the animals displayed.
Winter is Here - Please Protect Your Pets
Friends don't let friends freeze! The next few days are going to bring extremely cold weather to our area. The safest place for your pets is inside where it is warm, even if they are used to spending time outside. Pets that do stay outside, at the very least need adequate shelter and shielding to protect them from the cold and wind. If you see animals tied out without shelter, you can call local law enforcement. MS statute 97-41-16 requires adequate shelter for dogs and cats. Not providing shelter is a misdemeanor carrying $1000 fine and/or 6 months jail. Please protect your pets and be a voice for those who have none if you see an animal in need. Southern Pines is offering free hay, while supplies last, to anyone who needs it. Please stay safe and warm as the temperature begins to drop this week!
We've Just Achieved Our Highest Monthly Live Release Rate in Shelter History
2014 has definitely been a year of hard work, new ideas, and amazing community support. We are so lucky to have such a devoted network of volunteers, fosters, supporters, adopters, partners, board members and staff organization-wide. Together, we have saved more lives this year than ever before, and this December brought our highest live release rate for any month in our shelter's history at 94%. As an open admission animal shelter that services three municipal and county contracts as well as the public from a 13-county area - finding homes for the countless animals that enter our shelter lost, broken, sick, injured, or just unwanted can seem like a daunting task. But thanks to our wonderful and supportive community, we are finding new ways of saving more lives than ever before.
Foster Families Save Lives - Sign Up Today!
Foster families make all the difference for our most in need animals. Whether fostering a litter of puppies or kittens too young to be at the shelter or fostering a puppy or dog waiting for transport - foster families help animals take the time they need to stay healthy and social and happy until they find their forever homes. Foster families not only help their foster animals, but they also create much needed space in our open admission shelter to give other animals a chance to be adopted. If you would like to be a foster and save a life, sign up today! It's fun and easy, plus, we provide everything you need. You can download the foster application here and bring it in to the shelter with you when you're ready to start fostering! Please call 601-544-6632 if you have any questions!