Animal Shelter Finally Passes Inspection

The Carteret County Humane Society passed its inspection last week after it fell out of compliance with state requirements.

The shelter needed to replace its feral cages, metal doors and paint the building. All of those projects have been completed, which allowed the facility to keep its doors open.

In March, the shelter failed two inspections and came close to being forced to close.

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A state inspector has given failing marks once again to the Carteret County Humane Society's animal shelter.

The shelter was given 45 days to fix problems found during its last inspection, or face closure. That 45 days was up Friday.

But the Humane Society says the inspector noticed all the improvements and has given them until April 28th to finish repairs.

The inspector said they need to replace cages in the cat room, finishing painting and replace some metal doors.

The Humane Society says given its outpouring of community support, they are confident in meeting the new deadline.

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It has been 45 days since the state gave the Carteret County Humane Society an ultimatum make renovations and to pass another health inspection, or else it must close. The health inspector is expected to re-evaluate the humane society Friday.

After the animal shelter failed a previous evaluation the state gave the shelter 45 days to make improvements and bring it up to par.

Volunteers have been busy painting and cleaning up the shelter in its last days of improvement. Officials say the community has really stepped in to help by donating food, supplies and time.

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Renovations are in full swing at the Carteret County Humane Society after it failed it's state inspection and was given 45 days to bring it up to par.

Since then, volunteers have been painting and cleaning up the site that cares for hundreds of animals. Officials there say the community has really stepped in to help by donating food, supplies, and their time.

Wednesday a new roof was being installed at no cost to the shelter as well as doors donated by Francis Johnson

"We saw the need. When we saw it on the news that they were going to close if they didn't get renovations made so we thought we'd volunteer to do this," said Johnson.

The inspector is scheduled to return Thursday morning. Shelter workers there are optimistic they will pass the inspection this time. WITN will keep up to date as to what happens.

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