Everything you need to know about The Humane Society of Charlotte

We believe people will make good decisions for animals when they are treated with kindness and understanding, and when they have enough information and resources.                                                                                                                                                     

– humanesocietyofcharlotte.org

Active since 1978, the Humane Society of Charlotte has kept animal and human connection at the forefront of its mission. This no-kill shelter thrives on its policy of “four pillars of focus which are prevention, retention, placement, and education”.

A community-driven and supported facility that not only aims to provide animals with rescue, quality care and quality homes, but also serves to provide its community members with life-long companions. Educational resources for pet owners and safety for all are at the foremost of the organization’s priorities.

The Humane Society of Charlotte helps place animals into loving forever homes. As a testament to the great strides the non-profit has made in the past year, according to their website’s “fast facts,”  its achievements in 2017 were as follows:

1,554 dogs and 1,170 cats were re-homed successfully. The shelter vet staff performed over 4,000 medical exams and performed 12,574 spay and neuter surgeries, all of which were provided at a lower cost than average. Dedication to pet welfare, health and overall happiness is the hallmark of the organization’s values.

The Human Society of Charlotte helps to ensure that your next pet is not only a correct fit for your family, but that  they are healthy too. All pets go through behavioral screenings, receive spay/neuter surgery, all appropriate vaccinations and are microchipped. They even come with 30 days of pet insurance. Seniors receive a 10% discount for those who are age 65 or older, as do all active military and veterans. Adoption times are Tuesday-Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the main shelter, 2700 Toomey Avenue Charlotte, NC, 28203.

If you are looking to adopt an animal from the Humane Society of Charlotte first consider if you have the right amount of time, space and resources that are needed to own a pet. The Society hosts many events for pet advocacy which you can invite your friends and family to participate in. These include, Pet Palooza Walk for the Animals, Paws for Celebration by YAP, Women for Animal Welfare Luncheon (private invitation only) and the Ties and Tails Gala. These annual events help spread animal awareness and raise donations to support the organization’s ongoing functions such as pet adoption, spaying, neutering, volunteer coordination and community outreach programs. 

If you would you like to get involved with helping animals, The Humane Society of Charlotte is actively looking for foster homes for the various cats and dogs they shelter at their facility. Foster families are crucial in the recovery process of injured animals that need some rehabilitation and by opening your home to a pet, you can help save the life of an animal. The Humane Society of Charlotte provides resources and support for its community members who are willing and able to be a part of its outreach program. You can find an online application on their website as well as a complete brochure if you are interested in fostering dogs or cats.

Those who are not able to foster can still get involved by volunteering their time. The Humane Society asks that volunteers be available for a minimum of 3 hours of each month for a period of at least 6 months. The Humane Society of Charlotte is happy to bring healthy pets and happy owners together through dedication, organization, and community involvement.