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Is your Achilles heel a weakness for cute dogs? Achilles could be the perfect fit for you! Achilles has been out with other dogs here at HSC and did well; he does best with younger dogs who can match his energy level. Achilles' favorite activity is chasing tennis balls and going for jogs, so his ideal home would be with someone who can keep up with him. If you're looking to add an active and eager-to-learn dog to your family, visit Achilles today at HSC.

Click here  to learn more about Achilles!
Happy Mother's Day from HSC!
Celebrate Mom this month by making a donation in her honor to save the animals!

Whether their children have two legs or four, moms take care of us all! What better way to show Mom how much you appreciate all that she does than by doing something for others.

Celebrate your Mom or a Mom you know by making a donation in her honor to the Humane Society of Charlotte and give back to those who need love & kindness the most.  All tax-deductible donations go directly to the care of animals here at the Humane Society of Charlotte.

Click here to make a donation and receive a personalized, downloadable certificate to present to your mom on Mother's Day!

Volunteer for Tarp Day & help keep dogs cool!

HSC's Community Outreach team will be holding our annual "Tarp Day" on 
Saturday, May 26
from  9am - 2pm .

Each year in the early summer, our team focuses on reaching out to pet owners in the community who have been recipients of iBuild fences.  Our goal is to be sure that those furry family members have appropriate shade from the sun during the hot months here in Charlotte.

We will need 40- 50 volunteers on Saturday, May 26  to help with installing 250 tarps.

To sign up, email Zinnia Borland, Volunteer Programs Manager at

Fifth Annual Women for Animal Welfare Ladies Luncheon

Wednesday, May 23 | 11:30 am - 1 pm | Charlotte Country Club

This year, HSC will host the Fifth Annual Women for Animal Welfare Ladies Luncheon, presented by Hearst Corporation. We will be recognizing women who are making a difference in the lives of Community Cats. Our honorees are Melissa Knicely from Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control and Michelle Logan with Best Friends Animal Society. 

Interested in attending? Click here
Who's the Dog Daddy DNA Pawty at Lucky Dog Charlotte 

Saturday, June 2 | 1 - 4 pm | Lucky Dog Bark & Brew Charlotte

Ever wanted to know what your pup's DNA was? Join Lucky Dog Bark & Brew and the  Humane Society of Charlotte  for the second, "Who's the Dog Daddy DNA Pawty!"
Pricing for DNA kits will be $75 and testing results can be  available as early as June 2. A portion of the profits will go to HSC! There are 40 tests available. Please note, DNA kits will be f irst come, first serve. 
Lucky Dog Bark & Brew will also host a raffle with lots of fun prizes and HSC will be selling some of their great new merchandise!
As always Lucky Dog will donate 10% of all bar sales back to the  Humane Society of Charlotte  during the event so come thirsty and show your support for the great things they do for the animals in our community!

Want to learn more about hosting or upcoming Third Party Events that benefit the Humane Society of Charlotte? 

Click here to learn more.
Ready for some new 
HSC Swag?

Get your new merchandise here! Order online and have your merchandise shipped to you or pick up at the shelter! 

HSC Launches a NEW Program: Working Cats

HSC Working Cats is a new program to help cats not suited to indoor life find "employment" and new homes. 

Some  Community Cats, once spayed/neutered through our TNR program, cannot be returned to the outdoor environment they called home due to varying circumstances. To help these cats find a permanent home, HSC has launched "Working Cats".

Working Cats are usually accustomed to an outdoor life and un-socialized to humans. They are not suited to be indoor pet companions. These cats are often called "stray" or "feral" and avoid the touch of human hands. These cats often hunt snakes, rats, or mice, making them an excellent form of natural rodent control.

Those interested in having a cat help keep everything "business as usual" can adopt a spayed/neutered working cat. All HSC Working Cats are vaccinated against rabies, microchipped, and in need of a new outdoor home. 

Did we mention that Working Cat adoptions are also free?

Examples of suitable outdoor homes for Working Cats are:
  • Barns
  • Garages
  • Warehouses
  • Yards with suitable shelters
I f you're interested in learning more or have questions, please contact 
our Community Cat Coordinator for more details at  704-494-7717 or 

Pet Food Bank: Volunteer to Help Us, Help Them

The Humane Society of Charlotte recognizes that many families temporarily face difficult financial times and may require assistance in caring for their pets. 

Our Pet Food Bank is intended to help families facing those short-term difficulties. 

We are also community partners with our friends at  Meals on Wheels in Mecklenburg County , and are working to be sure that  all seniors that are pet owners and clients of that program  receive much needed dog/cat food for their furry family members.

Are you an individual or company that is interested in helping us restock our Pet Food Bank? We could certainly use your help.   

For more information or to  host a food/supply 
drive for our Pet Food Bank , please click here .

Click  here for the Pet Food Bank Food Drive Kit.

Click  here to make a gift to the Pet Food Bank.

Adoption  Updates

During the month of April, we were able to welcome a total of  234  animals into the HSC Adoption program!

In April, the Humane Society of Charlotte placed  145 Dogs  and 73  cats  into their permanent, loving homes,  for a total of 218  pets re-homed. 
Click here to see the Humane Society of Charlotte's adoptable animals!

Fostering 101:Orientation to become an HSC foster!

Interested in a new pet, but not sure it's the right time? Try fostering! This helps HSC  care for more animals because it  gives us extra room to bring more animals into our shelter. The Humane Society of Charlotte will host a foster orientation on Saturday, May 26 at 10 am.

Email Donna Hans at for more details or to sign up!

Critter Care Wellness Wednesday  Update

In the month of April, 451  pets  were   seen at our Critter Care Clinic on Wednesdays! 

The Crockett Foundation will be at the Critter Care Wellness Wednesday Clinic the last Wednesday of every month, underwriting service costs for veterans on a first come, first serve basis, up to $500. 

 Click here to learn more about Critter Care Wellness Wednesdays!

Spay and Neuter Update

With the support  of our transport partners, the  Humane Society of Charlotte  Spay & Neuter team completed  885 Spay/Neuter  surgeries!

Female Cats: 251
Male Cats: 196

Female Dogs: 203
Male Dogs: 230

Female Feral Cats: 46
Male Feral Cats: 48

Rabbits: 5

Schedule your pet's spay or neuter surgery today by  clicking here

To learn about how our services can assist you and your pet, please  click here

Pet Palooza 2018 - Thank you for the participating!

Thank you to all of our walkers, fundraisers, vendors and sponsors for making Pet Palooza 2018 a huge success. Together, we raised more that $100,000 for the care of animals at the Humane Society of Charlotte. For more details and pictures please visit 

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