The Southern Pines Animal Shelter Board of Directors recognized the need for a systematic approach to reducing the number of unwanted animals in the Pine Belt area. In mid 2008, the Spay & Neuter planning team was formed. This committee was charged with researching proven methods for reducing unwanted animals in other areas of the United States and making recommendations regarding those methods that would be most appropriate for the Pine belt area.
The formation of the Spay & Neuter Clinic was determined to be the best approach. The gold standard for spay/neuter clinics developed by the Humane Alliance of North Carolina was utilized in designing a clinic that would model the best approaches for services provided. The clinic offers high quality, high volume, and low-cost surgeries for cats and dogs.
The clinic began as a unit that traveled around the Pine Belt area. In July of 2009 the clinic opened its Hattiesburg location. With help from state grants, the clinic is able to offer low cost services for pet owners. As of March of 2014 the Clinic had "fixed" over 25,000 pets and moved to a permanent more visible location on Hardy St. in Hattiesburg.