The Humane Society of Eastern Carolina recently held its 19th Annual Canine Crawl at the Town Common in Uptown Greenville.

A mixture of people and pets coming together for a photo during the 19th Annual Canine Crawl.

The event is meant to bring the community together by celebrating pets and raising money for the Humane Society, which is always needed.

The Crawl featured a walk, live music, and games. Although the event was free, walkers needed to register prior to the event.

Vendors featuring local businesses, food trucks, and other rescue shelters were also in attendance.

The Humane Society of Eastern Carolina table at the Crawl…where people could sign up for the walk, purchase merchandise, and apply for adoption.

All of the funds that support the staffing and facility for HSEC are made possible by private donation from either individuals or businesses.

HSEC doesn’t receive local, state, or federal funding, so events like The Canine Crawl are essential in keeping them afloat.

(above are some of the animals available for adoption).

As of November 4th this year, 312 animals have been adopted, 191 transferred into HSEC’s care from other shelters, and 149 animals were surrendered to the Shelter for adoption.

Visit HSEC’s website to apply for adoption, learn their hours, and find out ways that you can adopt.