An Injured Kitten is Brought to Safety

On a rainy evening in July, a Moore County family drove by a kitten limping down the road. These kind people picked up the kitten and took her home, where she ate eagerly and enjoyed a comfortable night indoors. The next day the family brought her to Moore Humane Society (MHS), where she was bathed, dewormed, vaccinated and named Olive. We estimated that Olive was 10 to 12 weeks old.


We also gave Olive some pain medication for her injured leg, but after 24 hours she still refused to put weight on it. That’s when we took Olive for an x-ray and discovered that her leg was fractured. Olive’s leg was put in a splint and she will wear it for 3 to 4 weeks while her leg heals. During this time, she’ll be staying in foster care. Once her leg is mended, she’ll be spayed and returned to the shelter to be placed for adoption.


Through all this, Olive has been sweet, calm, and always purring. If you’d like to help Olive and other kittens like her, consider making a donation to MHS to help cover Olive’s medical expenses. Donations of any size are appreciated!


Donations may be made online or a check can be sent to the address below. Thank you for your support!


Moore Humane Society

P.O. Box 203

Southern Pines, NC 28388

Meet Buttercup


Buttercup came to Moore Humane Society (MHS) in May 2010 as a stray. She’s a Feist mix with big brown eyes and huge, expressive ears. Feists are members of the terrier family and are considered excellent family dogs. They are usually intelligent, alert, inquisitive, active and affectionate.


Upon arriving at MHS, Buttercup was found to be suffering from cherry eye. A cherry eye is a prolapse of the gland of the third eyelid. Unlike people, dogs have a 'third eyelid' that contains a tear gland and is located in the corner of each eye. Under normal circumstances, this gland is not visible and aids in the production of tears. For some reason, which is not completely understood, the gland of the third eyelid prolapses or comes out of its normal position and swells creating the condition known as cherry eye. MHS funded the surgery to correct this condition and she now seems much happier. 


Today, Buttercup weighs 14.6 lbs and enjoys taking walks with our volunteers (and getting treats)! She has been spayed and is up-to-date on her vaccinations.


Buttercup is such a sweetheart and loves to be held.  Once she is part of a family, she will grow to adore them very quickly. You can sense she craves the love and attention of people. 


Won’t you give Buttercup the new home she deserves?

Moore Humane Society Wish List

  • A working clothes dryer
  • Old newspapers
  • Canned dog and cat food (prefer Purina or Pedigree)
  • Paper towels
  • Window cleaner
  • Spray bottles
  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Flea and tick products (Advantage or Advantix)

All donations are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at the shelter or at First Casualty Insurance Group, located at 190-A Turner Street in Southern Pines (next to the Goodwill store). Thank you for your support!

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Help Us Continue Our Lifesaving Work!

Every year hundreds of homeless animals pass through the doors of our shelter. Virtually all require some degree of medical care ranging from minor to extensive. While our willingness to help is unlimited, our ability is limited by our financial resources. Your donation will help us continue our lifesaving work!


Donations may be made online or a check may be sent to the address below. Thank you for your support!


Moore Humane Society

P.O. Box 203

Southern Pines, NC 28388  

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