As of June 2021, Pitt County Animal Services has resumed construction for renovations of the animal shelter. There will be significant impacts to operations for the duration of the project.
Appointments are required for adoptions and reclaims. No owner surrender appointments will be available at this time.
Citizens are encouraged to go to www.petango.com/pittshelter to view the animals in our care and custody prior to coming to the shelter.
If you see an animal you would like more information on, call the shelter office at 252-902-1726
Staffed hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm. Please call during these times for available appointments.
To schedule an appointment, or if you have any questions, please call our office at 252-902-1726
The primary mission of Pitt County Animal Services is to safeguard public health and safety by supporting the education of our citizens on responsible pet ownership; to protect our community’s animals from cruelty and neglect, and to house, care, place or provide humane resolution for animals in its care.
Reduce euthanasia of healthy animals
Increase shelter live release rate
Improve cooperation and relationships with municipalities
The Animal Shelter also provides rabies control services such as:
Annual rabies clinics offering vaccines for $5
Investigating animal bites in the county
Loaning of dog/cat traps
Replacement rabies tags at no charge
Pets for Adoption
To search for pets available for adoption through the Pitt County Animal Shelter visit our Petango webpage.
Report Animal Neglect or Abuse
A positive and interactive relationship between animal services, law enforcement, and the community is critical to protecting the animal population. Without the assistance of residents who discover and report abuse to authorities, most abused animals will likely die or suffer extreme pain in their present conditions. Additionally, those responsible for the abuse may not be sought out. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT IDENTIFYING AND REPORTING ANIMAL NEGLECT AND ABUSE.
Surrendering a Pet
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Due
to renovation construction, the shelter has extremely limited capacity and will
not be accepting owner surrenders until the project is complete (expected in
Winter of 2021).