Keg and Barrel hosts fifth annual Southern Pines benefit

Southern Pines Animal Shelter teamed up with the Keg and Barrel for the fifth annual Pints for Paws Sunday evening.

"It's a big help to our budget," said Valerie Rachal of Southern Pines.

Rachal said the proceeds of t-shirt sales, silent auction, barbeque plates, pet photography contest and raffle tickets all benefit the shelter and its spay and neuter clinic.

Keg and Barrel owner John Neal said the restaurant hosted this event after a shelter fire in 2010, but it has become a tradition since then.

"It was widely successful, so we've done it every year since," said Neal.

The shelter hopes to raise several thousand dollars at this year's event.

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