HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Several local celebrities are joining together to help the Southern Pines Animal Shelter reach their goal of 1500 hundred lives saved this summer.
A celebrity adoption event is scheduled for Thursday June, 26 at the shelter. Local celebrities are signing up to check themselves into a kennel and then get folks to donate money to pay for their adoption fee. The goal for each celebrity is to raise $500.
The event is the latest adoption event the shelter is doing as part of the Rachael Ray ASPCA 100 K Challenge where the shelter is competing with others from across the country. The goal for the challenge is for the shelters is to increase their adoptions during June, July, and August over what they did during the same period last year. Southern Pines goal of 1500 is twice what they did during the same period last year. So far in the month of June they have found new homes for more than 350 animals.
"We are off to a great start on the challenge so far, said Ginny Sims, SPAS manager. With the number we have adopted so far we are on track to reach our goal."
An album of the celebrities participating adoption event will be posted on the Southern Pines facebook page. Donations can be made online, by calling the shelter or mailing a check to the shelter.