From abused to adopted, one woman in the east has seen some of our animals through the best and worst conditions.
It's been Bobbie Parson's unpaid job for 35 years. More than three decades ago, a terrible scene at a dump site stirred her to change the way we do things.
"They were shooting dogs, trying to put them to sleep," remembers Parsons. "And it kinda horrified me. And I realized that there was a lot of thing that needed to be changed."
Parsons was quick to act, starting with taking in a few kittens. A few kittens became a lot of kittens and she then brought the local chapter of the Humane Society into her Pitt County home.
After hosting the humane society for nearly 23 years, her focus shifted. She now runs Friends of the Pitt County Animal Shelter. It's fully staffed by volunteers.