The Greenville Police Department's Animal Control Division enforces state and local ordinances on animals within the city limits. Dogs and cats picked up by the department's control officers are taken to the Pitt County Animal Shelter for temporary housing. Call Greenville Animal Control Supervisor Tim Langley at 329-4387 or e-mail TLangley@greenvillenc.gov.
For animal neglect/cruelty complaints in Greenville, call 329-4377. In Pitt County, call the sheriff's office at 830-4141. To report injured, sick or orphaned wildlife, call wildlife rehabilitator Marti Brinson, 524-5305.
Several agencies in Pitt County offer pets for adoption, help locate lost animals and provide pet care education. In addition, all Pitt County pet adoption agencies list their shelter and foster home inventories on www.petfinder.org. Click on "Shelter and Rescue Groups" and type in Greenville for the pet listings. Volunteer opportunities are available within each agency, and donations are accepted.
SAVING GRACES FOR FELINES
Saving Graces 4 Felines (SG4F) is a volunteer, nonprofit cat-rescue and adoption organization. SG4F cats are provided with current vaccinations, tested for feline leukemia and FIV, dewormed, treated for fleas and spayed or neutered (or come with a spay or neuter contract).
Cats can be adopted by visiting PetSmart (visit the SG4F Web site for hours). Adoption fees are generally $75-$100. SG4F also works to prevent disease and overpopulation in the feral cat population. Feral cats are trapped, vaccinated for rabies, feline distemper and feline leukemia, spayed or neutered, then released back into their colonies.
SG4F can be reached by calling 355-3404. E-mail email@example.com. The Web site is www.savinggraces4felines.com. Mailing address is P.O. Box 4307, Greenville, NC 27836.
PITT COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER
The Pitt County Animal Shelter is at 4550 County Home Road, Greenville, next to the farmers' market and recycling center. Michele Whaley is director. Call 902-1725. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The shelter handles pet adoptions, temporarily houses lost pets and picks up stray animals in the county. Also, rabies operations are housed there. Animals that have bitten must be reported and will be quarantined 10 days. Low-cost rabies vaccination clinics are held twice a year at various locations in the county and are open to the public.
The shelter loans traps for residents having problems with stray animals.
Adoption hours are 1-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays. Fees, including spaying or neutering plus a rabies vaccination, are $85 for dogs and $60 for cats.
Pitt Friends (Friends of the Pitt County Animal Shelter) is a nonprofit group that fosters selected Pitt County Animal Shelter animals until they can find permanent homes. Adoption fees are $100-$125 for dogs and puppies and $50-65 for cats and kittens. All animals are spayed or neutered or come with spay/neuter contracts. For information, e-mail email@example.com.
HUMANE SOCIETY OF EASTERN CAROLINA
The Humane Society of Eastern Carolina is at 3520 Tupper Road. Open from 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays (3-5 p.m. when daylight savings time ends), 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and 2-5 p.m. Sundays. Call 413-7247. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Web site is www.HSECarolina.org.
The Humane Society of Eastern Carolina is an adoption agency serving as both a safe haven for homeless and neglected animals and a resource and service to the community. Dogs have been temperament tested and heartworm tested, and all cats and kittens have been tested for feline leukemia FIV. All cats and dogs are spayed or neutered. Adoption fees range from $70-$130 for cats and $95-$155 for dogs.
To report a lost or found pet, call the Pitt County Animal Shelter at 902-1725 and/or the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina at 413-7247. Pets are held at the county animal shelter for a minimum of 72 hours before being euthanized.
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