Four-legged friends make the world brighter

Published 5:56 pm Monday, October 22, 2018

Adopting a pet is a decision very few people regret. Not only do you get the joy of bringing home an animal from the shelter, but also you also get a best friend who will love you unconditionally for many years.

October marks national Adopt A Dog Month, and it’s the perfect time to find a new four-legged friend. This month, the Beaufort County Humane Society, is sponsoring its own “Dog Adoption Month,” with reduced adoption fees on eligible pups.

The fee of $55 includes spay/neutering services, a microchip and shots for distemper/parvo, Bordetella and deworming. A rabies vaccination is $10 more for dogs and puppies four months old and older.

With the holiday season approaching, now is a great time to add a new member to the family — a new friend to snuggle up with on cold autumn nights. Of course, for the feline lovers among us, the shelter offers ample opportunities to bring home a new kitty cat as well.

In adopting from a shelter, you are not only bringing a special friend into your home. You may also be saving a life. More often than not, animal shelters have an abundance of residents, suffering from overcrowding. As a result, some shelters are forced to euthanize otherwise friendly and well adjusted animals.

At $65 per adoption this month, that’s a small price to pay for brining in a new family member that will love you for life.

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.

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