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Friends of the Pitt County Animal Shelter, better known as Pitt Friends, is a 501(c)3 non-profit group that was founded to exclusively help the animals at the Pitt County Animal Shelter.

Aside from aiding the high kill shelter in any way we can, our main priority is pulling dogs into foster homes. These foster homes stretch across Pitt County, North Carolina, as our small volunteer-run group does not have a centralized location.

For more information about our partners at the Pitt County Animal Shelter

Board &

"Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart."

- Elizabeth Andrew

Bobbie Parsons

   Foundering Member

Bobbie Parsons has been an avid supporter and advocate for animal rights in Pitt County for countless years. She was a cruelty investigator for 30 years, served on the East Carolina University Animal Care and Use Committee for 26 years and has been helping animals find their forever homes through fostering for over 35 years.


In her time as a foster, she dedicated 25 years as President of the Humane Society. Within those 25 years, there were 20 where the Humane Society was run at her home. Later, when the facility was originally purchased on Tupper Road, it was named in her honor.


After separating from the Humane Society, she formed Friends of the Pitt County Animal Shelter (a.k.a. Pitt Friends) to focus exclusively on rescuing from the Pitt County Animal Shelter. 

sherry Sheldon


Sherry Sheldon has been a key member since joining Pitt Friends. She passionately advocates, fundraises and pursues the pulling of special needs/medical cases into our foster system.  She takes time training our new volunteers and making sure they have what they need to care for our fosters.  She's also more than likely one of the faces you've met at our adoption events, as she actively searches to find our dogs forever homes.

joy hill

Vice President

Joy Hill has been with the group several years as a valuable foster home. She'll take in anything and everything regardless of age, breed or condition. Currently, she handles our group's medication reserves, such as heartworm treatments.

Jennifer schultz


Jennifer Schultz has been with the group for just a few years, but has been welcomed as our primary mama and puppies foster.  She is a very active foster, board member and serves as the Pinky to Sherry's Brain.  She helps with organization, fundraising, volunteering at adoption events and foster transportation. 

amanda grice


Amanda Grice has been with the group several years as one of our special needs fosters. She's been a spearhead in fundraising and outreach events throughout Pitt County.

jennifer robinson

Media Relations

Jennifer Robinson is another one of our special needs foster homes. She also assists and organizes our fundraisers and events. As well as, coordinates our appearances on 107.9 WNCT.

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.  Let's give them a round of applause!!

We are always looking for new volunteers!  Click Below and email us if interested in volunteering:

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