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Hours of Operations have been modified in response to COVID-19: Currently, the Pitt County Animal Shelter is open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday.
For appointment requests and other Animal Services assistance, you can call 252-902-1726 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. The shelter is closed on weekends.
The adoption fees are $125 for dogs and puppies, and $85 for cats and kittens. This fee helps to pay for the adopted animal to be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped before going to their new home. Fees for specific animals may vary due to special circumstances, and fees may change in the future. To inquire about the fees for a specific animals, call the shelter at 252-902-1725.
To see the animals at the Pitt County Animal Shelter, you can visit our website: www.petango.com/pittshelter
Animals that have a name displayed on the website are available for adoption. Animals on the site that only have an ID number, (eg. 98765432) are NOT currently available for adoption. If you are looking for your lost pet and think that one of the animals shown on the website may be yours, contact the shelter immediately at 252-902-1731.
North Carolina law requires stray and found animals be held for a minimum of 72 hours. Animals surrendered to the shelter by an owner have no minimum hold time.
Owner surrenders are done by APPOINTMENT ONLY. To schedule your appointment, you must call the shelter at 252-902-1725 on Tuesday or Thursday mornings. Owners are encouraged to call as early as possible beginning at 8am, appointments are given same-day only, and based on space available at the shelter. You must have photo-ID showing that you are a Pitt County Resident, and there is a $20 fee per animal surrendered. We cannot make a guarantee for the outcome of any animal at the shelter, for this reason we encourage owners to use the shelter as a last resort when surrendering pets. For more information, call the shelter at 252-902-1725.
Due to COVID-19, at this time we have suspended regular volunteer programs (including Doggy Day Out), and are not accepting new volunteers. We apologize for any inconvenience, but this is the safest option for our staff and citizens. We encourage you to keep an eye on our Facebook page or website for announcements in the future for volunteer opportunities. At this time, it is unlikely this policy will change for the Fall 2020 semester. For more information on volunteering, CLICK HERE or call the shelter at 252-902-1730.
Donations of supplies or monetary donations (by cash, check, or debit/credit card) can be made at the shelter front office 9:00 am to 11:00 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. Monetary donations using a debit/credit card may also be made over the phone at 252-902-1725 during these hours. To make an online monetary donation, CLICK HERE.
Appointments are not necessary for in-person donations, but we do ask that you wear a face covering or face mask and call the office at 252-902-1725 when you arrive. For more information about donations or the supplies the shelter is currently in need of, CLICK HERE.
The shelter does not offer rabies, vaccination, or microchipping services to animals other than those in the facility. You must contact a veterinarian for these services for your pets.
Animal Services does hold an annual Rabies Clinic where members of the public are able to bring pets to receive their rabies shot. When the date and time is determined for the Rabies Clinic it will be announced and posted on the CALENDAR.
In case of an after-hours emergency (after 5:00 pm on weekdays, on weekends or holidays), please call the Pitt County Sheriff's office at 252-830-4141.