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HSEC is currently operating under a different adoption process. If you are interested in adopting one of HSEC's wonderful animals, please follow these steps:

-Download the Adoption Application from the homepage of our website:
-Complete the application and send it to
-A staff member will review your application and be in touch to set up an appointment time for you to meet with an Adoption Counselor

Appointments will be made during our usual Adoption Hours.

At this time, we will ONLY be able to walk adopters around after they have filled out the application and set an appointment time with HSEC staff. We will not be able to facilitate "walk-in" adoptions.

If you have any questions about this adoption process, please feel free to reach out to us. You may also email us at or call us at (252)413-7247.

Thank you and we are excited to match you with your perfect forever friend!

**An application is required in order to meet our adoptable pets, but it does not guarantee approval to adopt. HSEC is not able to hold specific animals and we can not promise you will be able to adopt the animal you apply for. We reserve the right to decline any application and/or suggest a dog or cat that we believe may fit your household best. Our goal is to make the best forever matches.**

The Humane Society of Eastern Carolina is a private non-profit 501c3 organization that provides temporary housing, feeding, and medical care to animals in need. The Humane Society of Eastern Carolina’s mission is to serve as a safe haven for homeless and neglected pets until they find their forever home and to serve as a resource to the community. By educating the public about issues pertaining to animals, we feel that we can work towards the elimination of over breeding of dogs and cats and teach owners to be responsible pet owners. At the same time, we hope to facilitate adoption of pets to good homes so that we can allow more unwanted animals to find a temporary home with us.


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Featured Dog


Izzy is a 6-year-old female Husky mix that has been in our care for 627 days. She has been in foster with an HSEC staff member for the last 2 months and has been doing amazing! Included below is a review from her foster.

"Every husky has a huge personality that never fails to capture the hearts of everyone around them. Izzy was no exception to this. Izzy is an incredibly loyal dog who adores her selected family and friends, her newest addition is a 3-month-old pit puppy! Izzy loves to spend her free time watching people on the balcony and cuddling on the couch. Her favorite thing to do is go on walks and weekend beach trips with the girls. She loves treats and is the local Starbucks' favorite pup! Izzy has progressed so much being in a home over time, going from a dog that preferred space to someone who is now practicing becoming a lap dog and loves giving kisses and getting scratches! She is truly the best girl and is just waiting for a patient family to allow her the time to open up and become her forever home."


Featured Cat




Meet Onyx! This beautiful girl is looking for a forever home for the holiday! She came to HSEC with her sister Hannah and they both are still patiently waiting to be whisked away with their new furever family. Onyx is loveable and laid back for such a young kitten so she would be the perfect addition to anyone's home. 

You can't tell us she doesn't look dashing in her Christmas photo! Come meet Onyx today!

Looking to rehome your pet? Click learn more to get started on rehoming your pet.


Have you lost or found a pet? Make sure to click the Petco logo above to go to Petco Love Lost to help reunite pets with their owners. 

Humane Society of Eastern Carolina is a proud member of the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce.

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