2014 was one of the best years ever for the Southern Pines Animal Shelter for saving the lives of the shelter animals.
For the year they had a live release rate of better than 75-percent and in December they had the highest rate they ever had at 94-percent. Shelter Manager Ginny Sims says much of this can be attributed to the many special adoption events they held, the Rachael Ray ASPCA 100-K Challenge, and their association with Pet Smart Charities' Rescue Wagon
Sims says without the great support from the community, the dedicated employees at the shelter, the many volunteers and foster families none of their accomplishments would have been possible.
"Without volunteer manpower to keep this thing running, without fosters to take in animals, and without donors, and without supporters and donors, this would not be possible," said Sims.
Looking ahead to 2015, Sims believes they can be equally as successful or better. She knows it will be a challenge, but with the continued support from all facets of the community, it can be achieved.