Friday, July 27, 2012

Just the Facts - June Stats

After a quiet May, we had a much more exciting June in terms of adoptions. Summer is usually a low point for adoptions and donations at animal welfare organizations, so we're happy to see this uptick in our numbers. In fact, the first weekend in June we had NINE adoptions - an HSEC record!

In June we took in 32 new residents, 18 cats and 13 dogs. We are still trying to keep our intake low so that we can remain within our budget. The majority of our intake were transfers from organizations like the Pitt County Animal Shelter - 10 cats and 7 dogs. We also accepted 6 cats and 5 dogs surrendered by their owners.

Happily, we almost balanced out our intake with our adoptions - 29 total for June! This included 4 cats and 11 kittens. 7 dogs and 7 puppies also found their forever homes during the month.

Let's take a look at some of the adoptions for this month, as well as two earlier alums. We love when you send in photos!

In his new home!


Hobbes with his new mommy!
At one point, sick little puppies Calvin and Hobbes were minutes from death. Now just look at them, all better and in their forever homes!

Oofie (aka Jemma)
 In her new home!
When Sammy's new person met him, it was love at first sight. She drove all the way from Pantego to adopt him!

Shorty had some behavioral issues and needed a special home. Well, he got it! Shorty's new person Sandra told us on our Facebook page that he has "made her life wonderful in more ways than I can possibly list. Aww! We love a happy ending!

And lastly, here are two more happy endings for HSEC alums adopted before June.

Zoe (aka Sasha)
Zoe was a tiny pup when she left our facility at the end of February. Look at her now at six months! Don't you love that spot over her eye?

Benji was also a tiny guy when he was adopted. Here he is at four months. Looks like trouble! Those big ears make us think that he's got some more growing to do.

Post your photos of HSEC alums on our Facebook page or send them to us at and we'll feature them on the blog!


  1. Congratulations for a wonderful month of adoptions! Thanks for all your hard work, it saved many lives!

  2. That sounds like a wonderful month ... lots of adoptions, and we love those happy endings! Thank you for sharing the good news, and thank you for all that you do! :)