Wednesday, May 15, 2013

HSEC History

For 35 years HSEC has been finding homes for our furry friends. But did you ever wonder just how HSEC came to be?

In 1925, members of the Wake County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, people
running kennels and raising show dogs, along with several others came together to form the Pitt County S.P.C.A. For many years the Pitt County S.P.C.A. operated without any support from City or County governments, and operated on contributions alone.

In 1972, reorganizing as the Pitt County Humane Society lead to official incorporation and receiving a State Charter. Funds were raised for a facility as early as 1976.

1978 is our official birth year! We moved to our current facility in 1999. In 2005, the Pitt County Humane Society officially changed its name to the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina in order to avoid confusion with Pitt County Animal Shelter, and in order to reflect our practice of accepting and adopting animals beyond county limits.

Since its beginnings, HSEC has helped thousands of pets, taking in 3,245 animals since February 2005 when we began using our current database. Thank you for supporting us for 35 years! Here's to another 35!

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