Happy 2018!  Get your up-to-date information from the Humane Society of Charlotte! 

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

Helga is a sweet younger girl! During her stay here, she has been shy and learning to warm up to us. Helga loves when you scratch behind her ears and under her chin. She prefers a quieter home. If you think Helga could bloom and grow in your family, come meet her today at HSC!
Click here to learn more about Helga !
January iFoster Orientation
Join our Foster Program Coordinator, Donna Hans for Foster Orientation. Become a foster today!

When: January 27, 2018
Where: HSC Shelter, 2700 Toomey Ave.
How: To complete your online application & sign up for Orientation,  Click Here!

SAVE THE DATE: Pet Palooza 2018

Mark your calendar for April 21 - it's the Pet Palooza Festival & Walk for the Animals! We have many ways to get involved through sponsorship, vendor booths, walk teams and volunteering. If you are interested in more information, please contact Kirsten Beals at kbeals@humanecharlotte.org

SAVE THE DATE: Paws for Celebration

The Humane Society of Charlotte's Young Affiliated Professionals (YAP) 
is hosting it's annual Soiree to benefit the Humane Society of Charlotte. Hosted at 8.2.0. at the AvidXchange Music Factory, the evening will feature a raffle, heavy hors d'oeuvres, drinks and dancing!

To learn more, click here or visit pawsforcelebration.org. Sponsorships and early-bird ticket are available now.

SAVE THE DATE: YAP Annual Membership Meeting & Reception 

Kick off the new year by learning about how you can make a difference for thousands of animals in our community each year by becoming a member the Humane Society's Young Affiliated Professionals.

Get to know other YAP Members and meet key HSC staff members. RSVP to Mary Alyson Touloupas at mtouloupas@humanecharlotte.org by January 22.

T ail Waggers Winter Jam

Disc Golf Tournament
Saturday, February 10 & Sunday, February 11 | Idlewild Park

As part of their winter series, the Charlotte DGC will be holding their annual Tail Waggers Winter Jam to benefit the Humane Society of Charlotte! The tournament is scheduled for February 10 & 11 at Idlewild Park. For more information, you can contact Babette Martin at 704-506-5137.

If you're interested in hosting a 3rd party event for the Humane Society of Charlotte, please contact Kirsten Beals at kbeals@humanecharlotte.org

Want to learn more about upcoming Third Party Events that benefit HSC? 
Click  here to learn more.

Be a Member of the Humane Society of Charlotte  Legacy Society!

Has setting up a will or pet trust for a beloved pet been on your "to do" list for a while? Still waiting to scratch it off the list?

Start 2018 right by finally getting it done and consider including the Humane Society of Charlotte in your estate plans.  By doing so, you will be ensuring your support of our work and the animals in our care for years to come. Join the HSC Legacy Society today!

For more information, please contact Donna Stucker, VP of Development at dstucker@humanecharlotte.org or 
Make it your resolution in 2018 to save the lives of homeless animals in Charlotte!

Sign up for the PAW-tomatic monthly giving program. It's the easiest New Year's Resolution to keep and a fantastic way to help the dogs and cats at the shelter. 

Your consistent stream of support allows us to care for the animals with us and offer them a second chance at a better life!

Click here to sign up!

Adoption  Updates

In the month of December, the Humane Society of Charlotte placed
127 Dogs  and 150 cats  into their permanent, loving homes, for a total of 277 pets re-homed. 

In the year 2017, we were able to re-home a total of  1,553 dogs & puppies  and 1,170 cats & kittens  for a grand total of 2,723 pet adoptions during 2017! Thank you Charlotte!

Click here to learn more about adopting an animal and see what animals we have available.

Community Cat Update: December

In early December, the Humane Society of Charlotte received a call from a teacher at Ardrey Kell High School. Two cats took up residency under the mobile classrooms during the summer. Before long, these two cats began to multiply and the students noticed new kittens playing and meowing during all hours of the school day. School administration decided the cats could stay, but they needed to take action to control the growing population. HSC was able to trap 6 cats for our Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) program. A seventh kitten was too small for surgery, so HSC decided to place her in our foster program and put her up for adoption after she had been socialized. This is the first official kitten that was pulled from the TNR program for adoption.  

During the month of December, HSC helped trap a total of 45 cats for our Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) program.

I f you're interested in volunteering or have questions, please contact Lea h Massey, our Community Cat Coordinator, at 704-494-7717 or communitycats@humanecharlotte.org

Trapping 101 Seminar

To learn more about volunteering for the TNR program, come and learn about the Community Cat program and trapping!

When: March 3, 2018; 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Where: HSC Shelter, 2700 Toomey Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203

Critter Care Wellness Wednesday  Update

HSC's weekly Critter Care Wellness Clinic has switched to FALL/WINTER HOURSCome visit us every Wednesday from 9am-2pm at our 2646 Toomey Avenue Spay/Neuter Clinic.   Click here to learn more.

In the month of December, 331 pets were sent at our Critter Care Clinic on Wednesdays.

Spay and Neuter Update

The Humane Society of Charlotte Spay & Neuter team completed the following surgeries:

I n the month of December,  935 Spay & Neuter surgeries were completed!

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.
Volunteers Needed!
Looking for volunteers - no experience necessary!

iBuild is designed to build free, fenced-in yards for pet owners in low-income areas in order to unchain their dog(s) and help educate owners about spay/neuter, vaccines, medical care, and more! 

Help a dog escape life on a chain!

iBuild January dates are to be determined. Email Zinnia Borland at  zborland@humanecharlotte.org .

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