The push to get animals from the Pitt County Animal Shelter into homes in the east has not been as successful officials had hoped.
The "Empty the Shelter" event began last week, and since then, director Michele Whaley says only five animals were placed into new homes.
Dozens of dogs and cats are filling every available slot at the shelter. Whaley says new animals that come in have 72 hours to get into the main part of the shelter for adoption. Otherwise, the animal is put down. The animal shelter is just not big enough to hold all the animals who need it.
If you would like to speak with someone about adopting a new pet, you can contact the Pitt County Animal Shelter at 252-902-1725.