Together, we can change the lives of pets like Tank!

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Together, we can change the lives of pets like Tank!

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, like Veronica, 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?


2018.01.23 -We could tell from his labored breathing, from the shuddering rise and fall of his little chest, that every breath he took was a painful one.

When Tank arrived at the shelter yesterday, his tiny body broken and bloodied from an unfortunate encounter with a truck, our team was faced with the sad reality that this sweet little puppy might not survive the night. But thankfully so far, Tank has proven with every struggling breath that he is a stubborn pup who is determined to hang on and fight for the future he deserves.

Would you be in his corner and help him get that chance? The chance to be a playful, care-free puppy with a family who adores him?

Upon examining Tank our veterinary team discovered a multitude of injuries including a broken jaw, a deep laceration on his front left paw, head trauma, and the possibility of further internal injuries. If Tank could make it through the night, our veterinarian said, he has a much higher chance of recovery. So we worked quickly to treat his immediate needs and to make him comfortable hoping that this little guy would continue to fight on.

And so far, he is improving! However, to give him his best chance at recovery, Tank needs you!

To help Tank get back to being healthy and happy, we will need to raise $1,000 to provide him the medical care he desperately needs.

Tank's most immediate need is X-rays to identify the extent of the damage to his poor, little body. He will also needs some stronger antibiotics to fight off infection, and his jaw may require some extensive work to repair. Depending on the X-rays and the resulting course of treatment for Tank's jaw, this little puppy may also need additional nutritional support while his jaw heals.

It is only because of the support from our incredible community that we are able to give dogs with special needs--like Tank--their best chance at a better life and a forever family of their own. If you'd like to contribute to the care of Tank and other animals with special needs, please visit: You are also welcome to donate via the button below.

Thank you so much for being the difference for Tank, and for being the positive plot twist in his story.


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