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Southern Pines hosting combating animal cruelty seminar

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The Southern Pines Animal Shelter and the Humane Society of the United States are holding a combating animal cruelty seminar.

The seminar is Wednesday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center in downtown Hattiesburg. Featured speaker is Lydia Sattler, State Director of the HSUS. Sattler is expected to talk about recognizing cruelty and neglect and the proper steps that are needed to get something done about it.

"This seminar will help the general public better understand the animal cruelty laws in the state," said Katherine Sammons, SPAS Operations Manager. "We get calls on a daily basis about cruelty or neglect cases. A neighbor may see a dog chained up or who is very skinny and with out Shelter. It's important for the public to know the laws so they can recognize cruelty or neglect."

The seminar is free and open to the public.

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