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Southern Pines hosts first Adoption Fair

Staff and volunteers at Southern Pines Animal Shelter hoped 50 dogs and cats would be adopted during a first-ever Adoption Fair Saturday. Staff and volunteers at Southern Pines Animal Shelter hoped 50 dogs and cats would be adopted during a first-ever Adoption Fair Saturday.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The folks at the Southern Pines Animal Shelter are hoping changes to their adoption procedures and improvements at the shelter facility will mean more homeless pets will find permanent homes. Saturday, they hosted a first-ever Adoption Fair.

Lots of fun activities for families were provided and of course, there were plenty of dogs and cats available for adoption.

Visitors could check out new landscaping and a new brick fascade at the facility. And they could also meet the shelter's new administrative manager, Theresa Venette.

"We're highlighting our new, friendly and improved adoption process," said Venette. "We want to make it easier for people to go home with an animal. A couple of months ago, we lowered the age at which you can adopt to 18...it had been 21. And now, we're pulling out a lot of those barriers that have prevented some people from adopting in the past," she said.

Venette hoped about 50 dogs and cats would be adopted during the event.

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