Pet Of The Week

A dog named Texas Pete visited WITN News at Sunrise as the Pet of the Week Wednesday. The visit was also a reunion of sorts.

Texas Pete wandered up to the home of Sunrise Meteorologist Jim Howard over the summer. Jim says the dog was hungry and clearly not well. He contacted the owner twice, and though the man promised to come get his dog, he never did.

Jim was not about to turn his back on this now homeless dog. He contacted East Carolina Veterinary Service in Greenville, and their staff helped nurse Texas Pete back to health. The dog was then enrolled in the New Leash on Life program at the prison in Greene County. Texas Pete has now graduated and knows several basic commands.

The next chapter in Texas Pete's story remains to be written: who will adopt him? He's available for adoption at the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina. He's two years old and a Hound mix.

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 Texas Pete 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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