Pets of the Week: Feb. 10, 2018

Published 11:07 am Monday, February 12, 2018

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, ENC Shelter Cats and Washington Cat Rescue on Facebook or call 252-946-4517 for more information. The Humane Society of Beaufort County can also be found on Facebook at

Requests for more information with regard to the animals appearing in Pets of the Week may be directed to shelter staff in person at the shelter during business hours or by emailing — always use the animal’s ID number.




February is National Spay/Neuter Month. The reduced-cost spay/neuter clinics in Beaufort County are now making appointments. During the month of February, local Beaufort County veterinarian hospitals will conduct spay and neuter procedures at reduced rates for cats and dogs.

Call the Beaufort County Veterinarian hospital of your choice and make your appointment now: Chocowinity Veterinary Hospital, 252-946-9000; Pamlico Animal Hospital, 252-946-2834; and Tar River Animal Hospital, 252-975-2417.

The Humane Society of Beaufort County may be contacted for financial assistance when necessary. For information, call 252-946-1591.



This is a must-see cat — his American longhair coat is magnificent. Jet-black and warm, brown fluffy fur combine in a stunning array, forming a mane and other features. While Moonlight is listed as an American longhair mix, he strongly resembles the York chocolates, a relatively new breed of cat. This breed was recognized in 1990 as an experimental by American Cat Fanciers Association. But Moonlight is not just a handsome face: he’s a warm and loving medium-large cat, who’s very much in need of adoption or rescue. When given the love, warmth and stability of a good forever home, 8-month-old Moonlight will blossom into a devoted friend, pet and companion. For more Moonlight’s ID is No. 0094. Come in for a visit and see this remarkable cat; he’s available at the shelter.



Max anxiously waits for a treat to drop into his mouth and his good forever home. This approximately 2-year-old, large, American pit bull-terrier mix is already neutered and ready to go to his good forever home after his reduced fee is paid. Max is a loveable and active boy who needs owner(s) willing to give him love, attention, care, regular exercise in a fenced area or on a leash and obedience training. In return, he will be a faithful companion, pet and friend. For more information, visit Max’s ID is No. 0108. Come spend a little time with handsome Max; he is available at the shelter.