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!
(Photo by Mady Noel Photo)
HSEC is making gift shopping for your fur friends super simple this Christmas! New in the HSEC shop: Santa Paws and Santa Claws Gift Boxes!
Our lovely HSEC elves are busy stuffing fun boxes full of goodies for you to purchase for your canine or feline companions. There will be treats, toys, chews, and other surprises in every beautifully packaged gift box. We will be offering boxes for both cats and dogs. Gift boxes can either be picked up at HSEC or shipped to you for an additional charge.
And for those of you who may be looking to bring joy to our dogs and cats who are with us through the holiday season- you may purchase a box to be given to one of our HSEC residents! We will happily share the joy on our social media of all the happy HSEC cats and dogs enjoying their gifts from you.
The year 2020 has been a challenging one for non-profit organizations and all of the proceeds from our Santa Paws and Santa Claws Gift Boxes will go to help HSEC work to find homes for the homeless and neglected pets in Eastern NC.
Quantities will be LIMITED, so please order your gift boxes as soon as possible!
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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Hi! My name is Riley! My foster mom says that I am a great gal! I love to snuggle and be where you are. Being the hound that I am, I enjoy exploring, but I prefer shorter walks. Dogs are awesome, but cats intrigue me just a little bit too much. I am looking for my forever home who will give me the attention and love that everybody says I deserve!
Okay, so I am not a white rabbit, but my mom's name is Alice so you get the drift. I am an easygoing guy but I enjoy lap time and gentle petting. I am not crazy about loud noises or rough play. I do like playing with toy mice and rolling around with my brothers. Cuddling is nice and I like to follow my human to solicit a bit of playtime.