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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


Meet Bissell! This sweet goofy girl wants nothing more than to sit as close as possible to you and be your best friend. Bissell's favorite things to do are cuddling up with you for a good cuddle session, and occasionally getting the zoomies. When you first meet Bissell she can be shy but once she warms up to you she is sure to be your new best friend. Bissell is dog friendly and would love a home with a sibling, but would do just as well as an only fur baby. If you are looking for a silly canine companion to keep you on your toes Bissell could be the one for you!

Bissell has tested positive for heartworms. HSEC gives heartworm-positive dogs a course of antibiotics and steroids. They then receive monthly heartworm prevention, as any dog should. We recommend speaking to your veterinarian before adopting a heartworm-positive dog.


Featured Cat




Meet Patty! Our cat named after Saint Patrick's day. Patty came to us here at HSEC timid of people but since he has arrived he has come a long way. Patty will need someone who is willing to work with him on building his trust and confidence. Patty enjoys snuggling with stuffed toys, catnip, and the occasional wet food snacks! If you are interested in meeting Patty, we encourage you to fill out an adoption application to meet him.

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

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