Board & Volunteers
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
"Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart." - Elizabeth Andrew
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.
Jennifer Schultz - Board Member
Jennifer Schultz has been with the group for just a few years and is primarily our mama and puppies foster. She is our newest board member and very active member of the group. She helps with fundraising, volunteering at Petco, and helping out at events. Jennifer also does the donation runs, submitting pet of the week to the newspaper, and making sure there is a pet of the week up at WITN every Thursday at 5.
Sherry Sheldon - Vice President
Sherry Sheldon has been a key member of this group in pulling the medical or special needs animals from the shelter into foster homes. She takes time training our new volunteers and making sure they have what they need to care for the animals. She is an amazing fundraiser and spends time out at Petco and other adoption events trying to find homes for the animals once they are ready for their forever homes.
Bonnie Pulver - Secretary
Bonnie Pulver has been rescuing rabbits for close to 20 years but has since retired. She has been with Pitt Friends’ since it started. She fostered the rabbits in her home. She rescued injured and abandoned rabbits and accepted surrendered rabbits from animal control and shelters from all over the Eastern Part of North Carolina, but mainly from Pitt County . She then got them medical care including spay/neuters, got them socialized and worked to place these rescued rabbits into loving permanent homes. She also worked in the community to educate the public on rabbit care, feeding, grooming, medical needs, social requirements and behaviors.
Dave Pulver - Treasurer
Dave Pulver has served on the board for several years and is currently the treasurer. He also takes the minutes at the board meetings and has valuable imput at these meetings. He then posts the minutes on our voluteer page on Facebook.
A special thanks to our wonderful volunteers and foster homes!!!
Jeff C - Volunteer, foster home, Petco team
Cathy M. - Volunteer, foster home, Petco team
Jennifer M.- Volunteer, foster home, Petco Team
Jean C - Cat foster home coordinator, Volunteer, foster home, Petco Team
Chrissy G - Volunteer, foster home, Petco Team
Jennifer S - Volunteer, foster home, Petco team, board member
Sherry S- Vice-President, Volunteer, foster home, Petco Team
Akshata M - Volunteer, foster home, Petco Team
Amanda G. - Volunteer, foster home, Petco Team
Crystal & Kevin - Volunteer, foster home, Petco Team
Towanda B. - Volunteer, foster home, Petco Team
Alice W. - Volunteer, foster home, Petco Team
Robin A. - Volunteer, foster home, Petco Team
Jennifer R. - Volunteer, foster home, Petco Team
Dawn & Dan W. - Volunteer, foster home, Petco Team
Lisa M. - Volunteer, foster home, Petco Team
Melissa L. - Volunteer, foster home, Petco Team
Stephanie O. - Volunteer, foster home
Taylor M. - Volunteer, foster home
Oakleigh H. - Volunteer, foster home, Petco Team
Allison F - Volunteer, hospice foster home
Melanie B - Volunteer, foster home
Chuck B - Volunteer, foster home
Amanda G. - Volunteer, foster home, Petco team
Tracy M. - Volunteer, Petco Team
Rachel U - hospice foster
Paula R - Volunteer
Brittany I - Volunteer, Petco team