Pitt County Updates 9-20

Animal Shelter Alters Hours, Encourages Pet Reclamation

Working to return to normal operations after a week of emergency shelter service  

(Pitt County) — For one week, the Pitt County Animal Shelter has continued operations as an emergency pet shelter, in anticipation of and response to Hurricane Florence. Since the storm exited the area last Saturday, the shelter has been open 12 hours per day to assist in pet pickup for those who are returning to their homes. As of the last count, nearly 40 pets remain who were dropped off for emergency sheltering services, utilizing both the main shelter and emergency backup shelter locations.

Beginning tomorrow through Friday, September 21, 2018, the Pitt County Animal Shelter will modify their hours and be open for owner reclaims from 8:00am – 5:00pm only. Hours for Saturday, September 22, will be from 8:00am – Noon. The shelter will remain open until 7:00pm today (Wednesday), September 19.

Pet owners are strongly encouraged to reclaim their pets as soon as possible, as the resources being used to maintain the emergency sheltered population is preventing staff from fully resuming normal animal services. Currently there are no animals available for adoption, and there are no spaces for new animal intakes. Patience and support from within the community are appreciated, and the Shelter is anticipated to return to normal operations by next week.

REMINDER: Information on pet reclamation, along with all other information regarding Pitt County Government response and recovery efforts following Hurricane Florence, will be posted on the Recovery Information Page of the Pitt County website at www.PittCountyNC.gov/FLORENCE. This page is also available in Spanish at www.PittCountyNC.gov/HURACAN. These pages will serve as the most authoritative voice of information regarding Pitt County efforts following this event.


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