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Southern Pines puppies featured on Live with Kelly and Michael

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The Southern Pines Animal Shelter once again gained national exposure Thursday when photos of dogs and puppies from the shelter were featured on the ABC talk show Live with Kelly and Michael.

The photos were taken by local volunteer professional and amateur photographers who are part of the Southern Pines Pet Photography Project. There are about 15 photographers who give up countless hours of their own time to take photos of the animals and post them on the Southern Pines facebook page and their own web site.

Katherine Sammons, Shelter Operations Manager, says since the groups inception in 2011 they have made a dramatic impact on the shelters adoption record.

"Having all these super talented people come in and give up their personal time is amazing," said Sammons. "It helps with the moral at the shelter, not only for the staff, but also for the public. I can absolutely credit them with saving many lives."

The group is always looking for volunteers to be handlers and assist in the photography process. If interested contact the shelter at 601-544-662.

This was second straight year shelter dogs were featured on the show.

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