For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Name: Emily Cook
Title: Manager, Marketing & Communications
Phone: 980-257-4637
Email: ecook@humanecharlotte.org

 Event Contact:
Name: Kirsten Beals
Title: Special Events Manager
Email: kbeals@humanecharlotte.org

Humane Society of Charlotte serves the community for 40 years
The Humane Society of Charlotte will celebrate its 40th Birthday this Saturday, July 14, 2018.
CHARLOTTE, N.C.  - (July 13, 2018) - The Humane Society of Charlotte (HSC) will turn 40 years old this Saturday, July 14th. The organization is hosting a birthday party, open to the public, at Southside Park across from the shelter to celebrate with the community.

HSC's birthday party will kick off at 5:30 pm and end at 7:30 pm this Saturday evening. Local bakeries, Suarez Bakery, Nothin' Bundt Cakes, Sunflour Bakery, and Edible Art Charlotte, donated birthday cakes to provide sweet treats to HSC party guests. Three Dogs Bakery is bringing pup-cakes for the dogs and guests will be able to treat our adoptable dogs to a birthday sweet as they mingle through the party. The shelter will remain open an additional 2.5 hours to facilitate adoptions during the party. All adoption fees will be reduced to $40 in honor of our celebration.

Originally opened in 1978 on Commonwealth Avenue, the Humane Society of Charlotte has grown from helping an average of 450 animals find homes annually to helping an average of 3000 animals find homes annually. Coupled with our spay/neuter clinic, community outreach programming, and volunteer and foster efforts, the Humane Society of Charlotte is making a huge impact on the community. 

"We are excited to have the community come out and celebrate the 40 years that we've been here," exclaimed Donna Stucker, VP of Development. "The community is such a huge part of what we do and without its support, we wouldn't be able to continue our life-saving work."
 
The Humane Society of Charlotte opened on July 14, 1978. The organization originally operated under the two goals of spaying/neutering animals and helping unwanted or homeless animals find homes. Those goals remain to this day, joined by many more to create lasting relationships between pets and people, strengthen the human-animal bond, and make Charlotte a healthier and happier place to live. 

ABOUT THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF CHARLOTTE
The Humane Society of Charlotte is a community resource committed to improving the lives of companion animals through adoption, spay/neuter and education.  The Humane Society of Charlotte provides programming to advocate pet placement, retention, prevention, and education throughout the Carolinas. The Humane Society of Charlotte is a non-profit organization that relies solely on private donations to achieve its mission.

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Humane Society of Charlotte | 704-377-0534 | ecook@humanecharlotte.org | www.humanesocietyofcharlotte.org
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