'Adopt a Shelter Pet Day' recognized nationwide

'Adopt a Shelter Pet Day' recognized nationwide
Southern Pines Animal Shelter and Hub City Humane Society in Hattiesburg and Southern Cross Animal Rescue in Laurel rescue animals that are made available for adoption to loving homes. (Photo source: WDAM)

PINE BELT (WDAM) - Monday was recognized as "Adopt a Shelter Pet Day" across the nation. Here in the Pine Belt, three places make it easy to adopt shelter pets.

Southern Pines Animal Shelter and Hub City Humane Society in Hattiesburg and Southern Cross Animal Rescue in Laurel rescue animals that are made available for adoption to loving homes.

"It's really simple," said Ginny Sims, Director of Southern Pines Animal Shelter. "You just head on out to the shelter, you can walk on through and meet all of our available pets and find a good match for you. Our team will be ready to chat with you about adding them to your family, we set you up with a pet who's been vaccinated, spayed or neutered, chipped. We will get you a collar and tag along with a starter bag of food and help you get off on the right foot with your new best friend."

Ginny said she wishes everyday was Adopt a Shelter Pet Day.

"We wish that adopt a shelter pet day was was every day, it is every day for us here," Ginny said. "We are happy that there's a day that draws attention to the shelter pets, and we hope that people will come out and visit the wonderful pets that we have waiting for adoption."