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From Upcoming Events to our HSC Staff Pick of the Month, 
Shelter Happenings  is for YOU!

Thumbelina is a gentle giant. Despite her size, she is pretty easy to walk on a leash and knows how to sit on command. Thumbelina goes potty outside on walks which suggests that she is partially house trained. Thumbelina has shown some handling sensitivities with our veterinary staff, so she might not like being hugged or embraced.  If you're interested in adopting Thumbelina, come visit her at our main shelter!

Click here  to learn more about Thumbelina!
Spring has Sprung!
Homeless puppies and kittens in and around Charlotte are waiting to be loved. And they're hoping you will help them. 

Your support has never been more important than it is right now. That's because spring has sprung - bringing many more litters of homeless kittens and puppies who need to be rescued, cared for and adopted. It costs us around $100 to get one pet ready for adoption. Multiply that by the more than 3,000 adoptions we hope to complete this year and you can see why contributions from neighbors like you are so important. Click below to donate today!
Come Volunteer with HSC!

Is your organization interested in volunteering as a group at the Humane Society of Charlotte? You can help us with a variety of tasks including kennel cleaning, fence building, and so much more. Group volunteering is a great team-building activity and is extremely rewarding!

For more information, email Zinnia Borland, Volunteer Programs Manager at

Pet Palooza 2018

It's here, it's here! Our annual Pet Palooza Festival & Walk for the Animals is this Saturday, April 21! This year we are adding Doga - yoga for you and your dog! Check out the full schedule of events here.

Walker registration for the 2018 Pet Palooza WALK for the Animals is available online for $35! Day of registration will increase to $40. 
Register to walk at

Southern Tier & Total Wine Partners Give Back!

Month of April | Southern Tier & Total Wine

Southern Tier Brewing is opening their Charlotte location this summer, and to celebrate, they are partnering with Total Wine & More to help support the Humane Society of Charlotte! For every Southern Tier case sold at any Charlotte location of Total Wine & More in the month of April, $2 will be donated to HSC. Cheers!

Morning Markets at Camp North End

Saturday, May 5, 2018 | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm | Camp North End

Start your Saturday with Morning Markets at Camp North End! Mosey on over for coffee, fresh baked goods, shopping, and a bit of live music (plus a rotation of activities and fitness classes in the event space throughout the day). The Humane Society of Charlotte will be there on May 5, 2018 with a few adoptable dogs - come say Hi!

Pop the Top Craft

Saturday, May 5, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Unknown Brewing

Pop the Top craft beer shop in South End is partnering with Unknown Brewing for the release of a new beer, Kitten Snuggles. The Humane Society of Charlotte will be bringing a few adoptable cats for you to meet and snuggle.

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

Click here to learn more.
Pet Food Bank
We owe a huge THANK YOU to Second Harvest Charlotte for their donation towards our Pet Food Bank! Thanks to their help, we were able to serve more than 100 clients facing food insecurity for their pets here in the Charlotte community. 

If you're interested in learning more about the Pet Food Bank, email Sylvia Abney at

We need volunteers - no experience or fitness level necessary!
iBuild is designed to build free, fenced-in yards for dogs at no charge to their owners. Help these dogs escape life on a chain!

Many of our volunteers have told us, "it's one of the most rewarding experiences we've have ever had."

March iBuild Projects
During the month of March, the Humane Society of Charlotte built three fences!

Princess and Candy Cane's fence was built on Easter weekend with the help of our awesome volunteer team!

Sign up to be part of our iBuild groups today by emailing

Adoption  Updates

During the month of March, we were able to welcome a total of  204  animals into the HSC Adoption program!

In March, the Humane Society of Charlotte placed  160 Dogs  and 81 cats  into their permanent, loving homes,  for a total of 241  pets re-homed. 
Click here to see the Humane Society of Charlotte's adoptable animals!

Fostering 101: It's Kitten Season

Kitten season is upon us, which means we need more fosters than ever. This helps us  care for more animals with your help! The Humane Society of Charlotte will host a foster orientation on Saturday, April 28 at 10:00 am.

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

Community Cats Project

During the month of March, 78 cats were spayed & neutered through the Community Cats program!

In March, local credit union, Carolinas Telco Federal Credit Union reached out to us asking for assistance. The company welcomed the cats, but wanted to control the colony's growth and prevent one cat's tendency to hang by the front door. Over the course of a week, we trapped, neutered and released over a dozen cats in the colony and installed a sonic deterrent to encourage the front door cat to find a new hang-out spot.  

If you are feeding outdoor cats, please consider taking advantage of our Trap-Neuter-Release program and having the cats spayed/neutered. Small populations can grow to an unmanageable size. The Humane Society of Charlotte has traps available for the community to borrow at our Charlotte location.

I f you're interested in volunteering, have questions, or want to know more about trapping cats in your neighborhood, please contact  our Community Cat Coordinator for more details at  704-494-7717 or
Critter Care Wellness Wednesday  Update

In the month of March, 422  pets  were   seen at our Critter Care Clinic on Wednesdays. The Crockett Foundation, a group dedicated to serving veterans with pets, worked with our spay/neuter team and paid the vaccine clinic costs for   several  veterans.

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  1,021 Spay/Neuter  surgeries!

Female Cats: 297
Male Cats: 250

Female Dogs: 217
Male Dogs: 259

Female Feral Cats: 91
Male Feral Cats: 74

Rabbits: 7

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

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