My Volunteering Experiences at SPAS

I have been serving at Southern Pines Animal Shelter since the fall 2019. Though I’ve always considered myself a “cat AND dog person,” my range of volunteer work has solidified that fact for me. During my time at SPAS, I have served as both a Canine Companion and a Cat Care Provider. When I tell…

Making Homemade Dog Toys

For my service hours last semester I made homemade dog treats and donated them to Southern Pines Animal Shelter. This semester I wanted to try something a little different. I decided to make handmade dog toys out of denim and water bottles. I chose denim because I knew that it was a thicker fabric that…

Dog Days at Southern Pines Animal Shelter

This semester, I decided to do something different. I had volunteered at Aldersgate the last two semesters, and before that, I had volunteered at Hawkins Elementary School. So, I decided to go back to something I had enjoyed doing during high school; working at an animal shelter. This semester, I decided to volunteer at Southern…

Providing a Hand for a Paw-Serving with SPAS

This has been my 4th semester serving with Southern Pines Animal Shelter. Wondering what’s kept me serving here for so long? Well let me tell you! When I first began working with SPAS, I started out helping with tasks such as washing dishes and laundry. However, I saw how these tasks, simple as they may…

SPAS TTT!

I have officially volunteered at Southern Pines Animal Shelter for 4 semesters now. This semester I did something a little different: I invited my best friend to volunteer with me. My friend and I were both certified as Cat Care Providers, so we spent our Wednesday mornings this year in the Cat Cottage. Southern Pines…

On Wednesdays, We Wear SPAS Volunteer Shirts

MEOW! My name is Thumbelina. I am a female tabby cat that LOVES to vocalize my agitation that people do not give me enough attention. Before my adoption into my forever home, my litter box resided at Southern Pines Animal Shelter. In addition to the many people who came to experience my presence, I remember…

Southern Pines Volunteer Work

This semester, I returned to Southern Pines Animal Shelter as a canine companion. I had intentions of volunteering there last year, but I didn’t get very far due to the pandemic. I went in and walked numerous dogs for an hour on Thursdays. This was extremely enjoyable since I love animals. It was honestly, a…