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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

Teddy Graham

Meet Teddy Graham! This adorable guy is hoping that you could be his forever family. Teddy Graham, also known as Mr. Graham, couldn't be happier to be on the search for his people. This loving guy came to us from a hoarding situation, and he is currently in a loving foster home blossoming into the best version of himself, and we couldn't be prouder of him. He is currently working on his leash skills, socialization skills, and potty training. If you think Mr. Graham could be the perfect match for you, we encourage you to fill out an adoption application to meet him.

At this time, Teddy Graham seems to be dog friendly, however, a meet & greet is required for any current dogs you may have.


Featured Cat




Meet Malcolm! This playful boy is on the search for his forever home and he can't help but wonder if that could be you. Malcolm is full of energy and absolutely loves wand toys. He does fine with other cats but he would prefer a canine companion or to be the only pet in the home. According to his last foster Malcolm's favorite things include perching on the back of the coach and watching tv and getting the zoomies. If you think Malcolm could be the one for you, we encourage you to fill out an adoption application to meet him.

Malcolm's adoption fee has generously been sponsored in honor of Cody Meyers-Miller.

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


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