Together, we can make a big difference for pets like Cayenne! image

Together, we can make a big difference for pets like Cayenne!

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Together, we can make a big difference for pets like Cayenne!

Southern Pines Animal Shelter is an open-admission, no-kill shelter. This means that we do not turn animals away based on health, age, or perceived adoptability. We take them all, because we believe that every cat or dog deserves a second chance and the opportunity to find a loving, forever home. However, this also means that we frequently take animals into our care who require a extra help to find their new beginnings, due to illness, injury or behavior.

Your donations towards these animals with special needs provide animals who are hurting and sick a chance for relief from their pain, a chance to be healthy again, a chance to find a family who understands their needs and who loves them unconditionally. Will you lend a paw?


June 15, 2020 -- A few days ago, Cayenne was in desperate need of help--alone, hurt and frightened, seeking safety in the median of a busy interstate. Today, he is safe and currently receiving lots of cuddles, love, and much-needed care from his foster family.

Only 4 weeks old and already this little one has experienced a heartbreaking amount of pain. We can’t be certain of the circumstances that led to his injury, but we do know that this sweet little puppy has a badly broken jaw, and that thanks to our community’s continued support we have been able to provide him with care for his most immediate needs. Cayenne is currently receiving antibiotics as well as medication to manage his pain, and our vet has wrapped his jaw.

But to really get Cayenne on his way to health and healing, he needs your help.

Right now, he is just receiving care that manages his injury. To fix his jaw, for it to heal properly and function as it should, Cayenne will require several surgeries. Our vet estimates that his surgeries, medications, and care will total about $800.

Please consider donating to Cayenne’s medical care. This little guy is so sweet, playful, and wiggly, and he deserves the chance to chew on tennis balls, to run with kids around the yard, and to take up the biggest spot on the bed. Will you help Cayenne get that chance?

If you’d like to contribute to Cayenne’s care, and to the care of other pets like him who are in need of a little extra TLC, you are welcome to donate via the donation portal above.

Thank you so much for helping us rewrite the stories of pets like Cayenne so that they are able to find health, happiness and forever homes.