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Southern Pines Animal Shelter Reveals New Look

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Pines Animal Shelter is showing off its new look for the rest of the week.  

The facility has been in Hattiesburg since 1952.

"We have five days of events to kind of reintroduce the public to Southern Pines,
 said the shelter's general manager, Theresa Venett.

She said most of the changes are to the grounds.

"We some trees and some beautiful flowers and we put in a new facade on one of our buildings," she said.

The wall to one of the buildings use to be all metal,  but a grant helped them pay for it to be transformed into brick.

"We want to make the shelter experience more friendly for people," said Venett.

Wednesday, the shelter held an appreciation day for it's volunteers.

"We took in 5,000 animals last year," she said. "That's not something that a staff of 15 can do all by ourselves."

"I really just try to help out where I can," said volunteer Ginny Sims.

She started volunteering a couple of months ago. She said all the volunteers are passionate about helping out.

"Southern Pines is our community animal shelter these are our animals," she said.

To find out more about the events for the rest of the week, visit the Southern Pines Animal Shelter's Facebook page.

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