The Humane Society of Eastern Carolina is set to move forward with allowing the public to visit the facility for adoptions.

July 07, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GREENVILLE, N.C. (July 6, 2020) – The Humane Society of Eastern Carolina (HSEC) has made
plans to reopen to the public for adoptions. A few changes will be made to their normal adoption
process to ensure the safety of everyone by limiting the amount of traffic going through the facility.
The Humane Society of Eastern Carolina has been closed to the public since mid-March to ensure
the safety of staff, the public, and volunteers during COVID-19. All of the animals under HSEC’s care
went into foster homes and remained there throughout the last several months. The Humane Society
of Eastern Carolina was able to continue facilitating adoptions and successfully placed over 100
dogs and cats into forever homes since mid-March.

Beginning Thursday, July 9th, the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina will begin working under a
new adoption process in which appointments will be required. Most of HSEC’s animals have
returned from their foster homes, making it easier to invite adopters to meet several animals they are
considering before deciding on their perfect match. HSEC staff will be setting 30-minute
appointments during our normal adoption hours: Thursday and Friday from 1 to 5 pm, Saturday from
11 to 4 pm, and Sunday from 1 to 4 pm. To streamline the process, HSEC staff will require an
approved adoption application prior to setting an appointment. The adoption application can be
found on HSEC’s website at www.HSECarolina.org and the completed application may be sent to
AdoptHSEC@gmail.com.

“We are so thankful that HSEC was able to continue facilitating adoptions through this
unprecedented time,” says Shelby Jolly, HSEC’s Shelter Director. “We had an amazing support
system of people who stepped up to foster everything from young kittens to senior dogs. Our
successful adoption stories would not have been possible without them! HSEC staff is very excited
to move forward with an adoption process that is a little closer to our “normal” routine.”
The Humane Society of Eastern Carolina will make plans to welcome volunteers back into the facility
within the next couple of weeks. Anyone interested in volunteering with The Humane Society of
Eastern Carolina is encouraged to visit our website (www.HSECarolina.org) to learn more about how
and when to get started.
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Contact:
Shelby Jolly, Shelter Director
Humane Society of Eastern Carolina
Shelby@HSECarolina.org
Contact:
Shelby Jolly, Assistant Shelter Director
hsecasstdirector@gmail.com, (252) 413-7247