Pet Of The Week

A puppy named Hugo visited WITN News at Sunrise as the Pet of the Week Wednesday.

Hugo is a male Shepherd/Hound mix who is about six months old. The Humane Society says he is "as sweet as they come - a lovable, happy go lucky guy who has never met a stranger. Hugo is a smile a minute goofy guy who loves to run and play. He is an easy going, trusting puppy who loves to be with his humans."

The Humane Society believes Hugo may have been hit by a car at some point in his short life. His pelvis was broken in two places. One side has healed properly, but the other side needs help. Hugo will need to undergo surgery to correct his old injuries, which could cost between $600 and $2,000.

Because of his need for surgery, the Humane Society worries he will be hard to adopt. In addition to trying to find him a loving home, they are also collecting donations to help pay for Hugo's surgery.

All dogs at the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccines, dewormed, and on heartworm and flea prevention. All dogs 6 months or older are tested for heartworms. Their adoption comes with a small bag of Hill's Science Diet food and a free one month trial of pet health insurance.

If you are interested in adopting Hugo, or any of the animals at the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina, please contact them at (252) 413-7247 or visit them online at

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  • by Concerned Citizen Location: Winterville on Nov 17, 2010 at 06:16 AM
    I would adopt him if I could. He looks so sweet. But I can give money. Come on folks, give a donation to the Humane Society to help Hugo. I did after reading this article. It's easy.
  • by Someone on Nov 17, 2010 at 05:40 AM
    Awwwwh! This dog is sooooo cute((:

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