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Southern Pines adoption event a big success

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Twenty-three cats and dogs and puppies and kittens found their "fur" ever homes Sunday at the Once Upon an Adoption fair.

The fair helped Southern Pines Animal Shelter kickoff their quest to adopt out 1500 animals in the next three months as part of the Rachael Ray ASPCA 100K Challenge. Southern Pines is one of 50 shelters across the country competing for the top prize. The goal of competition is to do more adoptions over the three months than the same period last year. The shelter with the greatest percentage to their population will be the top winner. SPAS goal of 1500 is twice what they did during the same period in 2013.

"We've got adoption specials all throughout this week and we've got a transport leaving this week so we feel it's going to be pretty strong," said Ginny Sims, shelter manager. Hopefully the momentum will catch and just keep going and going.

Several events are scheduled for the near future. To stay up to date on them go to the SPAS facebook page.

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