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Southern Pines Animal Shelter gets new wheels

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Staff from the Southern Pines Animal Shelter took possession of a new van Friday Afternoon.

On a recent transport trip their old aging van broke down in Meridian and could not be fixed.

Profits from the Southern Pines Second Chance Thrift Store and around $14,000 in donations made the purchase possible.

"It's a little bit bigger than our old van, so that's a plus," said Katherine Sammons, Shelter Manager. "We certainly can carry more animals and we don't have to worry about breaking down and going long distances, which is something we did worry about with our previous van.

The new van is a 2012 Ford E-150 with only 14,000 miles.

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