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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  • by Jennifer Location: Beauofort, NC on Jun 21, 2011 at 09:59 AM
    I am so happy for them. Great news!!!!
  • by Animama on Jun 21, 2011 at 08:47 AM
    Congratulations! So glad all turned out well.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 21, 2011 at 08:31 AM
    I hope they keep it clean, they get money to take care of the pets not themselves. They need to use the money for the pets, and building they live in. Not a hard concept. People just care about MONEY more, its sad.
  • by ShelterAnimals Location: NENC on Jun 21, 2011 at 05:31 AM
    The problem around here ( and everywhere for that matter) is PEOPLE, not animals. Read the local papers or CL and see how MANY people BREED dogs continuously just to make some UNREPORTABLE cash. How 'bout we search the Classifieds - and anyone Advertising to SELL an animal has to PAY $500. bucks for a BREEDERS LICENSE. That $ will go to the Shelters for the unwanted animals, or to low cost spay/nueter for the public. The LEGIT breeders have no problem giving up the price of ONE pup per yr. The BACKYARD Breeders sucking up all the spaces for shelter animals? They need to pay, or QUIT Breeding. @ 10 pups a litter, 300 bucks a pup, breed 2xs per yr..(or more) that is at least 6k UNTRACEABLE cash IRS needs to bust their #)@*#)_ for, meantime - the VOLUNTEERS that help the animals can't even sell raffle tickets to raise $ for a buck without documenting every penny. Just Damn sad.. PEOPLE problem- not the animals fault. People Su*#
  • by Wow on Mar 26, 2011 at 06:53 AM
    Nice Shorts :)
  • by Anonymous on Mar 26, 2011 at 06:03 AM
    Thankfully the inspector gave them more time instead of just shutting them down.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 25, 2011 at 04:35 PM
    If they close the shelter then what?
  • by turtle man Location: enc on Mar 25, 2011 at 02:56 PM
    to bad they don't keep turtles they would have plenty of money
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Mar 25, 2011 at 02:44 PM
    I hope for that inspector's sake , his pet never gets lost. What a heartless bureaucrat , he is.
  • by windsor on Mar 25, 2011 at 12:33 PM
    Thank goodness for volunteers!!! I hope the shelter makes the deadline. Unless you have been to a shelter and had to help raise money for them you have NO idea how much money and time it takes. These animals did not ask to be here, they need someone to look out for them too!!! SPAY AND NEUTER!!! I have 4 dogs from a local shelter and I wouldn't take any for them....they are the sweetest and most loveable pets anyone could ask for!!! I would recommend adoption to anyone!!! Good Luck Carteret Co. Humane Society and thanks to all that volunteered!!!
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