Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Help Us Empty the Shelter!

Pitt County’s dogs need some new best friends.

Pet homelessness is a significant problem in our area, and the need for permanent homes far exceeds
Boss is a recent transfer from PCAS
the supply even when the system is working smoothly.  But recent developments have raised the red flag for stray and unwanted dogs.

A recent inspection of the Pitt County Animal Shelter by the NC Department of Animal Welfare identified issues that must be remedied in order for the Shelter to remain open.  As a result, an older portion of the shelter has been closed for repairs and renovation, dropping the number of available dog runs from 25 to 10.

In partnership with the County Shelter, we’ve long played a key role in preventing the euthanasia of adoptable animals.  The majority of our animals are transferred in from the Shelter; once in our care, those animals are safe with us until they find loving homes.
Sweet Sparrow is another PCAS transfer

In this time of crisis, we’ve been working closely with the Shelter, saving lives by taking in as many animals as we possibly can.  But now we’ve reached our limit as well.

That’s where you come in.  During this time of limited capacity, the need for both foster and permanent homes has reached a critical point.  By freeing a kennel, you’re saving two lives – the dog you’re fostering or adopting, and the dog in need who’s next in line to be rescued.

Boss and Sparrow are only two of our recent arrivals from the County Shelter.  Boss is a two year-old Bloodhound/Retriever mix who’s playful, goofy, intelligent and good with cats, and one year-old Sparrow is a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog mix who’s sweet and friendly.  Both are grateful to be safe at the Humane Society, and are waiting patiently for their forever homes.

If you’ve been thinking of adopting, or can open your home to foster an animal, check out our website for a listing of available pets, or stop by to visit on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays 2-5 p.m.  If you’re interested in fostering, send us an email

There’s no time like the present.  Your new best friend awaits!


  1. I hope you guys can find some generous foster support in Greenville and that the shelter is back to normal soon!

  2. We have such generous supporters that we know we'll be able to make a difference!