Board & Volunteers
"Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart." - Elizabeth Andrew
Pitt Friends runs solely on the dedication and time of its volunteers. They brave harsh weather and other difficulties in trying to achieve their goal of reducing the number of homeless pets. Lets give them a round of applause!!
We are always looking for new volunteers! If interested in volunteering, please email
Bobbie Parsons - President/Founder
Bobbie Parsons has been a foster home for 35 years.
She was been with the Pitt County Animal Shelter for 10 years, and before that, that Humane Society for 25 years. She was President of the Humane Society for 25 years, and had the Humane Society at her home for 20 years, until they purchased the facility on Tupper Road . It was originally named for her. After separating from the Humane Society, she formed Pitt Friends to focus on specifically rescuing animals from the Pitt County Animal Shelter. Bobbie has been a driving force in helping the dogs and cats of Pitt County find forever and loving homes. She has also been a big supporter of spay/neuter programs to help decrease the unwanted pet population.
She has been a cruelty investigator for 30 years.
She was on the East Carolina University Animal Care and Use Committee for 26 years.
Susan Garvey - Secretary
Susan has been volunteering and fostering for Pitt Friends since May of 2006. Over the years, she has developed a reputation for taking in dogs and cats that would otherwise be overlooked because of the need for some medical and human TLC. We like to refer to the dogs that Susan pulls as "trainwrecks". She nurses them back to health and gets them ready for her forever home. Also over the years, Susan has taken on the role of being the events person. You will see at her several different events throughout the year if Pitt Friends has been invited. She has taken on the role as the Events/Outreach Coordinator, as well as Secretary of Pitt Friends. You may also see Susan on WITN on occasion doing the Pet of the Week spot.
Erica Hughes - Vice President
Bonnie Pulver - Treasurer
Bonnie Pulver has been rescuing rabbits for close to 15 years. She has been with Pitt Friends’ since it started. She fosters them in her home. She rescues injured and abandoned rabbits and accepts surrendered rabbits from animal control and shelters from all over the Eastern Part of North Carolina, but mainly from Pitt County . She then gets medical care including spay/neuters, gets them socialized and works to place these rescued rabbits into loving permanent homes. She also works in the community to educate the public on rabbit care, feeding, grooming, medical needs, social requirements and behaviors.
A special thanks to our wonderful volunteers and foster homes!!!
Barrett J. - Volunteer, foster home, Saturday Petsmart team
Jennifer M. - Volunteer, foster home, Saturday Petsmart team
Kelli W. - Volunteer, foster home, Saturday Petsmart team
Kirk B. - Volunteer, Saturday Petsmart team
Debbie F. - Volunteer, PCAS Petfinder administrator, Saturday Petsmart take-down team
Linda M. - Volunteer, assesses dog for Petsmart coming from PCAS, Saturday Petsmart team
Kathy Mc. - Volunteer, Saturday Petsmart team
Harley D. - Volunteer, Saturday Petsmart team
Shana K. - Volunteer, foster home, assistant to Bobbie Parsons, transporter of Sunday crew to Petsmart, Petsmart Team
Kathy M. - Volunteer, foster home, assists Bobbie Parsons, Sunday Petsmart team
Leigha B - Volunteer, Sunday Petsmart team
Terri - Volunteer, cat foster home, Sunday Petsmart team
Patrick - Volunteer, assistant to Bobbie Parsons, Sunday Petsmart team
Cora T. - Groomer, boarder