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Southern Pines Animal Shelter goes door to door to help pet owners

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

While many residents were affected by the tornado, so were hundreds of pets.

After running out of food to give out last Saturday, and noticing the great need of pet owners, the Southern Pines Animal Shelter and Spay and Neuter Clinic decided to hold another outreach.

Many residents gathered at the Spay and Neuter Clinic early Saturday morning and volunteered to go door to door to some of the hardest hit areas by the tornado.

"My wife and I want to teach our kids to be good citizens, especially in disaster times, so you know, we put them to work early on a Saturday morning," said volunteer, Chris Dufrene. "We like helping people, and so I just wanted to teach them good citizen skills."

Volunteers split into four groups and checked dozens of streets to see what help residents needed for their pets, and if any food or pet supplies were needed.

"I think it's wonderful," said Hattiesburg resident, Jerry Jordan. "The people came to me and although my animals are taken care of, the people that live next door to me had seven dogs. They need all the help they can get, and I think it's one of the greatest things I've ever seen."

If you would like to donate food or pet supplies, donations can be dropped off at the Spay and Neuter Clinic on Hardy St., or at the shelter on North 31st Ave.

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