Thursday, December 15, 2011

Changes at HSEC - and how you can help.

If you come to the HSEC facility, you will see cats and dogs who are healthy, alert, and energetic - ready to become pets. The HSEC is the region’s largest no-kill facility and we’re proud of the work that we do. But the economic downturn has also hurt animals, and we need help to maintain a high quality of life for those in our care and to increase their chances for adoption.

The good news is that you can help! Your support is essential to the Humane Society’s continued success in providing exceptional care for the animals we serve.

The HSEC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which has been in operation since 1978.  rescuing animals from Pitt County and the surrounding areas. Thanks to you, we see an average of 400 adoptions per year! Through adoptions and transfers from local county shelters, HSEC helps decrease local euthanasia rates and assists in reducing the pet overpopulation problem.

Our facility can take care of up to 100 animals at a time but can’t operate without community support - financial gifts, donations, and volunteers. We receive no funds from city, state, or national government, nor do we receive financial assistance from the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

Due to financial restraints, HSEC has had to decrease animal intake by 25 percent and eliminate supplemental programs. We’ve come up with temporary ways to reduce our expenses: decreasing the facility’s hours of operation and reducing animal capacity by 40 percent.

But here’s where you come in. Community support is vital to the facility’s status and the animals’ futures. You can help the Humane Society return to full operating capacity. It costs the Humane Society $5 per day per animal to provide shelter, a clean environment, food, and basic medical care. If you can help care for an animal for a year, month, or even just a day, your support is needed.

In Pitt County alone 2500 animals are euthanized yearly. With your assistance more animals will have a second chance at life.

All of your donation will benefit the homeless animals in eastern North Carolina. To make a tax deductible donation or to learn more about the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina please call (252) 413-7247 or visit

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