Pets of the Week: Feb. 15, 2020

Published 7:00 pm Saturday, February 15, 2020

During the month of February, Beaufort County veterinary hospitals will conduct spaying and neutering procedures at reduced rates for cats and dogs. Appointments prior to the operation are necessary and are being taken now. Call to make your appointment at one of the following veterinary 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. For more information, call 252-946-1591. This offer is open to residents of Beaufort County.

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

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.

Please note, the shelter is closed on the first Wednesday of each month for cleaning and maintenance.



Already neutered and ready to go home! Friendly, sweet and handsome in his tan-and-white accented coat, Joe is listed as a medium-size, approximately 8-month-old male pit bull terrier mix. He will do best with a loving, attentive, active family that will spend time with him, include him in their activities, give plenty of regular exercise/play, preferably in a fenced area or on a leash, give him age-appropriate obedience training and, of course, a good forever home. Come meet Joe, ID No. 0123. He’s available at the shelter.



Friendly, handsome and really nice just begins to describe this fellow. Rudy is listed as a large, approximately 2-year-old, black with white accents, Labrador retriever mix. He will do best with family/owner(s) who will be loving and attentive, take him with them on their outings, give exercise/play, preferably in a fenced area or on a leash, give him some obedience training and, of course, a good forever home. Rudy’s ID is No. 1990. Come meet him at the shelter.