Our Community Outreach programming looks to support pets and their families. As we share what’s needed to keep pets in their loving homes, we simultaneously keep animals out of the shelter system.
In Charlotte, there’s a need for short-term pet boarding for individuals or families facing homelessness. Support is also needed for pet owners putting off their own medical procedures when they lack a support system to care for pets.
With the help of Maddie's Fund, HSC’s Transitional Pet Boarding Pilot Program covers up to two weeks of pet boarding. It also pays for veterinary expenses associated with boarding, such as updating vaccinations.
Our pilot program is there to support pet owners facing such transition or crisis. And, as we look to build a permanent program, we’ll review what information the pilot uncovered and learn what’s needed to best serve our community.
Do you or someone you know need help? Please contact Suzanne D’Alonzo in our Community Programs Department, at
for more information. All information will be kept confidential.