Southern Pines Animal Shelter Transports 67 Pets to New Homes

HATTIESBURG, MS. - The following is a press release from the Southern Pines Animal Shelter.

On Monday, Sept. 18, Southern Pines Animal Shelter, in partnership with the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and Wings of Rescue, will transport more than 67 dogs and puppies to partners in Northwestern states.

Southern Pines Animal Shelter staff and volunteers will be transporting these pets to the Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport, where they will board a plane travelling to shelter and rescue partners in Washington state and ultimately to their new families.

“The summer months always bring an influx of dogs and cats to the shelter,” said Ginny Sims, Director of Southern Pines Animal Shelter. “But this summer has been particularly overwhelming leaving hundreds of dogs and cats waiting for families of their own. We are so thankful for our partnership with the ASPCA and this opportunity to save so many lives.”

Southern Pines Animal Shelter operates a robust transport program, which helps to place more than 3,000 dogs and cats into adoptive homes in other states each year. The growth of the program has also allowed Southern Pines to reach out to surrounding shelters and rescue groups in Mississippi to help place even more pets into loving homes.

This year, Southern Pines has partnered with the ASPCA to increase the impact of its transport program and to continue saving more lives than ever before.

“While more than 10,000 pets have benefitted from the Southern Pines Transport Program since it began, this is the first time our dogs and cats have taken to the sky to find their new homes,” said Sims. “It’s very exciting and ultimately it means that for these pets, their brand new lives are just beginning!”

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