Man’s Best Friend Gets Pitt County Shelter Upgrade

PITT COUNTY, NC (WITN) – For the tenants of the Pitt County Animal Shelter, life hasn’t always been a gateway, but with the completion of a year-long renovation project, the doors of the kennels are wide open for business.

“As the community grows, so does the population,” said shelter manager Chad Singleton. “There is overpopulation in North Carolina as a whole and in Pitt County.”

The animal sanctuary was operating under reduced capacity, limiting the number of surrenders they could accept, but now there’s plenty to bark.

The shelter is celebrating a grand reopening with more space and new amenities to better care for the four-legged citizens of Pitt County.

“The best part, for me, is the community chat room because people come in, they sit down, they can play with the kittens, they can stay there for an hour,” said shelter worker Morgan Alderman. “It’s more likely to help them adopt a kitten than seeing them in a cage.”

More kennel space, new meeting rooms and an industrial laundry are all part of the shelter’s new and improved operations, but animal advocates say it shouldn’t be a cat or dog home.

So, for the public, the shelter has a message.

“The best thing the public can do is neuter and neuter their animals,” Alderman said. “That’s the most important thing because if you don’t do that a cat will have between 6 and 10 kittens and if you have three of those cats, how many kittens are you going to have?”

Also consider making room for one of these shelter animals to find their fur in your heart.

You can find a list of animals available for adoption here.

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