Local animal shelters receive generous donation

Local animal shelters receive generous donation

The Affinity Retreat of Hattiesburg donated money to two local animal shelters Monday.

Southern Pines Animal Shelter and Hub City Humane Society each received checks for $1,300. The donated funds will be used to feed, house, and care for the dogs and cats in the shelters.

"It truly will make a difference for the animals in our care," said Ginny Sims, manager at Southern Pines. "Every donation that we receive really is lives saved."

After their beloved four-legged best friend, Thomas, passed away, the owners of Affinity Retreat wanted to do something in his memory.

"We were going to do a memorial for him," said Dale Head, owner of Affinity Retreat. "But then we decided to do something bigger."

They hosted a fundraising event called Craws for Paws. Folks from the community attended, enjoying the crawfish boil and kids' activities. The fundraiser was an enormous success and brought in over $2,000.

Craws for Paws will be held again next year in early May.