PETS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 8, 2015

Published 8:39 pm Saturday, February 7, 2015

PETS OF THE WEEK_WEBMake appointment now to“Fix‘m in February.”

During the month of February our local veterinarian hospitals will conduct spaying and neutering procedures at reduced rates for cats and dogs.

The spay and neuter clinics will be conducted Feb. 2 through Feb. 28.

Appointments, prior to the operation, are necessary and they are being taken now. Call to make your appointment at one of the following hospitals: Chocowinity Veterinary Hospital, 252-946-9000; Pamlico Animal Hospital, 252-946-2834; Tar River Animal Hospital, 252-946-2417.

In addition to the reduced rates, the Humane Society of Beaufort County will give financial assistance where necessary. Offer is open to residents of Beaufort County; for more information, call 252-946-1591.

Those interested in adopting a pet should inquire at the Betsy Bailey Nelson Animal Control Facility, 3931 U.S. Highway 264 East, from 1 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturdays. Because of overcrowded conditions, the animals listed are only available as indicated.

All adoptions are on a first-come, first-served basis. To see more animals available for adoption, visit, visit ENC Shelter Dogs and ENC Shelter Cats on Facebook or call 252-946-4517 for more information. The Humane Society of Beaufort County can also be found on Facebook at


Sweet as sugar, that’s our little 3-month-old Flo. A Terrier-mix, she sports a short, easy-to-care-for jet black coat with highlights of white on her chest and on her chinny-chin-chin. Flo is a gentle, calm, affectionate and playful pup, who loves tummy rubs and going for car rides. With love and attention, Flo will be a great addition to a good forever home. Flo is available through Saturday at the shelter.


“Hold me close and tell me you love me.” That’s the wish of our beautiful Basil. She is an 8-month-old female Calico who longs to be loved and cared for. Her nature is calm, gentle, extremely affectionate and playful. Basil’s look is pure perfection. Wearing a coat of snow white with patches of ebony, russet and caramel, and beautiful eyes of soft emerald green, she is purr-fect — perfection! Basil is available through Saturday at the shelter.