Our mission is 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.
Southern Pines Animal Shelter is an open admission shelter, meaning dogs and cats are accepted without regard to health, age, or perceived adoptability. Southern Pines works with the cities of Hattiesburg as well as Forrest County to house their stray animals, while also accepting unwanted and lost pets from all surrounding counties. In 2019, there were more than 7,435 abandoned, lost, and unwanted pets brought to the shelter from a the state of Mississippi. Join us as we continue saving more lives than ever before.