Who we are
Friends of the Pitt County Animal Shelter, better known as Pitt Friends, is a 501(c)3 non-profit group that was set up to help the animals at the high kill shelter in Pitt County. We help with many things at the shelter and we also have foster homes that pull animals from the shelter to keep them until good homes are found. We are a very small group and can always use volunteers! If you would like to see all the animals we have up for adoption please visit our Petfinder site at http://www.pittfriends.petfinder.com/
Please note that Pitt Friends does not have a central location. We are comprised of individual foster homes. Given the amount of dogs/cats that come into the shelter on a daily basis, we are unable to pull directly from the public.
Working to save animals from the shelter(s) is the goal of Pitt Friends. Many dogs and cats spend many months at the shelter waiting for their forever homes. Many rabbits come to shelters needing a safe place to go since most shelters are not properly equipped to tend to rabbits needs. They become quite happy waiting for their forever home while in foster care. They are very grateful for the volunteers and foster homes of Pitt Friends. Without them, many of the dogs, cats and rabbits may never know life outside the shelter. And remember...with every foster dog, cat or rabbit adopted, that allows a foster home to pull a new dog or cat from the shelter into foster care. Its a win-win situation!!
Pitt Friends is almost always out at Petco on the weekends. Saturday from 11:00 to 4:00 and most Sunday's from 2:00 to 5:00. We take dogs and cats from our foster program as well as dogs and cats from the Pitt County Animal Shelter. So come out and visit us at Petco in Greenville, NC. The dogs and cats would love to see you!
We are always in need of fosters. There is a requirement of 12 hours volenteering with the group prior to actually fostering any animals. You would also be required to work at least one weekend a month at our Petco adotion events. The group will provide all materials needed in fostering the animals such as food, bowls, collars, leashes, crates, etc. Please contact Paula Roundtree for more information or feel free to ask any one of our volunteers.
Did you know...
Animals get as much time as possible before being put to sleep but unfortunately it still isn't enough for most of them.
You can HELP!! PLEASE spay and neuter your pets and encourage neighbors, friends, and relatives to do the same and we will see a decrease in euthanasia. It won't happen over night but it can happen with everyones help!!
BE AN ADVOCATE!!
Monday through Friday 1 to 5 pm
Saturdays 11am to 4pm
4550 County Home Road
Greenville, NC 27858
(Right next to the Farmer's Market)
Reduce the Unwanted Pet Population by Spaying or Neutering
If you would like to get your dog(s) and/or cat(s) spayed or neutered at a reduced fee, please contact Spay Today, located across from the Pitt County Animal Shelter, at...
Interested in becoming at Pitt Friends volunteer? Email Pfvolunteer@yahoo.com for more information!
To make a donation online, please use our PayPal link below...
**If you look to the right, you will see a postcard from 1909. Even then, shelters were full of pets needing forever homes. Please spay and neuter your pets so this postcard isn't true another 100 years from now!
True or False: "My dog is an inside dog. He/she doesn't need heartworm prevention." Answer is: FALSE. Mosquitoes, like most other insects, can get indoors too. Heartworms are transmitted to dogs and cats by mosquitoes.
Many of the dogs that come into foster care are heartworm positive. This is a completely preventable disease. Pitt Friend's missions is to make the public aware about hearworms, heartworm disease and heartworm prevention.
There are often no signs or symptoms that the animal has been infected. Monthly prevention is the most effective tool in preventing this horrible disease. The treatment for a dog with heartworms is quite painful, and if not monitored properly, deadly. There are many different forms of heartworm prevention. Speak with your vet about which form of prevention will be best for your dog/cat, as well as your budget. Mosquitoes, like most other insects, can get indoors too. Heartworms are transmitted to dogs and cats by mosquitoes.
For more information on heartworms, please go to www.heartwormsociety.org