HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - With another two-weeks to go in the Rachael Ray ASPCA 100-k Challenge, the Southern Pines Animal Shelter is holding another big adoption event.
Saturday is at the shelter is Quin's Day. This is the second time the event has been held and is in memory of Quin Thomson a 17-year-old Sacred Heart student who was killed last November in an automobile accident. Thomson's family approached the shelter about holding the event because of his love for animals, particularly his cat.
During the event Saturday the adoption fee for a minimum of 40-cats and kittens will be waived.
"Last year it was a huge success. In his memory 40-cats and kittens entered the community," said Ginny Sims, SPAS manager." It's been a beautiful way to remember someone special and we're excited to be able to do it again for a second time and continue his memory and honoring his family."
To reach their goal of saving 1500-lives in the challenge, Southern Pines will need to find homes for about 350 more in the next two week.