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: www.HSECarolina.org
-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 new 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!
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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Meet Josie! This girl is full of life and as fun as can be. She is the happiest girl with a constant smile and wagging tail. Josie is extremely playful and has done incredibly well in a foster home with a doggie best friend. Although she doesn't necessarily love the shelter life, we have learned that she absolutely thrives in a home! Josie will be the happiest companion right by your side; won't you make Josie a part of your forever?
Josie's adoption fee waived thanks to the generous donation made by Anne Law in honor of Sieber Family and the Conway Famly. Thank you for your donation!
Photo by Mady Noel
Meet Dormouse! Dormouse loves other cats and has been around dogs so she would be a great fit for nearly any home. She still has that fun kitten energy but she will never say no to a good snuggle sesh!
Dormouse was born in our care and she turns 1 year old on March 13th, meaning she has spent her entire life hoping the perfect family will come along to love her forever. She has been in a wonderful foster home that she loves, but nothing beats a forever family! Her biggest birthday wish is finally having a home that she can call her own! Could that be with you?
Dormouse's adoption fee is $50 thanks to the generous donation from Fur Baby Fields in memory of Bug.