Southern Pines Animal Shelter prepares for fifth annual Fur Ball

(The following is a press release from Southern Pines Animal Shelter.)

HATTIESBURG, MS.   March 15, 2016 — Southern Pines Animal Shelter announces its fifth annual Fur Ball, to be held at the Historic Hattiesburg Train Depot on April 22 from 7 to 10 pm.  The event will feature heavy hors d'ouerves, drinks, live music, and auction items.  Proceeds will support the life-saving work done by Southern Pines Animal Shelter, which has partnered with other area shelters and several national organizations to save an unprecedented number of animals in South Mississippi and across the state.

Tickets will be available for $50 (individual), $85 (couple), or $400 to reserve a table for six, and can be purchased in advance at . A limited number of tickets will also be available starting April 1st at Southern Pines facilities: Southern Pines Animal Shelter on N. 31st Avenue, the Spay and Neuter Clinic at 1401 Hardy Street, or the Second Chance Thrift Shop on Broadway Drive. Southern Pines relies heavily on community support to save lives each year.  This is a great opportunity to enjoy a fun evening and help a great cause.  

About Southern Pines Animal Shelter

Southern Pines Animal Shelter was founded in 1952 and has a mission to provide humane shelter for homeless and lost cats and dogs, provide affordable spay/neuter and healthy pet services, encourage adoptions, and educate the community about responsible pet ownership. The shelter works with area breed-specific rescues, animal transport groups, and local citizens to find homes for thousands of animals every year. The shelter is open-admission and serves as the animal care facility for the city of Hattiesburg's Animal Control. For more information about Southern Pines Animal Shelter call 601-544-6632 or visit  To become a friend of Southern Pines Animal Shelter on Facebook, go to

About Southern Pines Spay & Neuter Clinic

Southern Pines Spay & Neuter Clinic offers high quality, low-cost spay/neuter surgery for area pets. The Clinic, which opened in 2009, has altered over 37,000 area pets in its fight against the Pine Belt's pet overpopulation problem. The Spay & Neuter Clinic is located at 1304 Hardy St. and is open Monday through Friday. Call 601-544-5678 or visit for more information about affordable spay/neuter services.