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Humane Society of Charlotte


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The Humane Society of Charlotte is working with you to create a world where there are no more homeless and unwanted animals. As a “space available shelter,” our policy is that all animals at the Humane Society of Charlotte are offered the opportunity of a safe and loving home. For every animal adopted, another animal comes in.

The Humane Society of Charlotte is a private, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supported by the generosity of many animal lovers, grants, bequests and fees for services.

History
• The Humane Society of Charlotte was founded in 1978.
• The first shelter was located on Commonwealth Avenue (1979-1980).
• The second shelter was located off Old Pineville Road (1981-1993).
• The third and present shelter is located at 2700 Toomey Avenue, the former Charlotte/Mecklenburg Animal Shelter.
• The Humane Society of Charlotte Spay/Neuter Clinic opened in 1982 and was the first low-cost spay/neuter clinic in the Southeast.


2700 Toomey Avenue,
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone:(704) 377-0534
Feral Cat TNR Program
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High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter
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Rescue Groups
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Foster Care
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Comprehensive Adoption Programs
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Pet Retention
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Medical and Behavior Programs
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Public Relations/Community Involvement
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Volunteers
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Proactive Redemptions
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A Compassionate Director
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1. Feral Cat TNR Program

Many communities are embracing Trap, Neuter, Release programs (TNR) to improve animal welfare, reduce death rates, and meet obligations to public welfare.


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2. High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter

Low cost, high volume spay/neuter will quickly lead to fewer animals entering the shelter system, allowing more resources to be allocated toward saving lives.


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3. Rescue Groups

An adoption or transfer to a rescue group frees up scarce cage and kennel space, reduces expenses for feeding, cleaning, killing, and improves a community's rate of lifesaving. In an environment of millions of dogs and cats killed in shelters annually, rare is the circumstance in which a rescue group should be denied an animal.


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4. Foster Care

Volunteer foster care is crucial to No Kill. Without it, saving lives is compromised. It is a low cost, and often no cost, way of increasing a shelter's capacity, improving public relations, increasing a shelter's public image, rehabilitating sick and injured or behaviorally challenged animals, and saving lives.


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5. Comprehensive Adoption Programs

Adoptions are vital to an agency's lifesaving mission. The quantity and quality of shelter adoptions is in shelter management's hands, making lifesaving a direct function of shelter policies and practice. In fact, studies show people get their animals from shelters only 20% of the time. If shelters better promoted their animals and had adoption programs responsive to the needs of the community, including public access hours for working people, offsite adoptions, adoption incentives, and effective marketing, they could increase the number of homes available and replace killing with adoptions. Contrary to conventional wisdom, shelters can adopt their way out of killing.


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6. Pet Retention

While some of the reasons animals are surrendered to shelters are unavoidable, others can be prevented-but only if shelters are willing to work with people to help them solve their problems. Saving animals requires communities to develop innovative strategies for keeping people and their companion animals together. And the more a community sees its shelters as a place to turn for advice and assistance, the easier this job will be.


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7. Medical and Behavior Programs

In order to meet its commitment to a lifesaving guarantee for all savable animals, shelters need to keep animals happy and healthy and keep animals moving through the system. To do this, shelters must put in place comprehensive vaccination, handling, cleaning, socialization, and care policies before animals get sick and rehabilitative efforts for those who come in sick, injured, unweaned, or traumatized.


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8. Public Relations/Community Involvement

Increasing adoptions, maximizing donations, recruiting volunteers and partnering with community agencies comes down to one thing: increasing the shelter's exposure. And that means consistent marketing and public relations. Public relations and marketing are the foundation of all a shelter's activities and their success. To do all these things well, the shelter must be in the public eye.


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9. Volunteers

Volunteers are a dedicated "army of compassion" and the backbone of a successful No Kill effort. There is never enough staff, never enough dollars to hire more staff, and always more needs than paid human resources. That is where volunteers come in and make the difference between success and failure and, for the animals, life and death.


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10. Proactive Redemptions

One of the most overlooked areas for reducing killing in animal control shelters are lost animal reclaims. Sadly, besides having pet owners fill out a lost pet report, very little effort is made in this area of shelter operations. This is unfortunate because doing so-primarily shifting from passive to a more proactive approach-has proven to have a significant impact on lifesaving and allow shelters to return a large percentage of lost animals to their families.


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11. A Compassionate Director

The final element of the No Kill equation is the most important of all, without which all other elements are thwarted-a hard working, compassionate animal control or shelter director not content to regurgitate tired cliches or hide behind the myth of "too many animals, not enough homes." Unfortunately, this one is also oftentimes the hardest one to demand and find.


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My mom is moving into assisted living and needs to find a home for Betsy Blackberry. Betsy is 5 years old and is indoor/outdoor. She is current on all shots. She currently lives in Harrisburg NC. She is long haired and solid black with green eyes. Can help with donated funds and food. Link to pictures: https://www.nokillnetwork.org/adoption/pet_detail.php?petid=5716&flag=1
posted by LeeSides, on 2018-02-19 17:16:04
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Hey, there's a dog out in Indian Trail, looks like a female pit mix, malnourished. Contact number is 704-502-5817, ask for Coty. Neither one of us want this dog to end up put down.
posted by WhitleyAlbury, on 2018-01-10 17:35:17
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Please contact me regarding receiving a pet that we can no longer take care of. Carol Long 704-953-1372 thank you
posted by CarolLong, on 2018-01-06 23:06:10
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I have a rescued plot hound that I need to rehome. About 7 years old has shots heart worm neg needs lots of running room. Beautiful dog. Housetrained Male. Contact [email protected]
posted by (empty name), on 2017-09-03 20:56:45
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We have a stray mother cat who came up and had 6 kittens. They are probably about 8 weeks old not. We need to find homes for them. We already have 10 that are TNR's and we continue to feed them and let them in the garage during the cold weather. (They have become more tame but we can't pick them up). We can not take on anymore cats at this time. We just have too many for us to take care of anymore. If anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it. My email is [email protected] Thank you, Judy
posted by JudyCoble, on 2017-08-03 09:22:29
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I have a stray dog on my porch been here for days even tho I'm not feeding him. He's skinny and has skin issues.his tail seems to be broken but He's sweet,small and white. I don't know what to do about him. Where do I take him, who do I call? I can't keep him and having dogs of my own I dont want them to get his skin problems.
posted by MindyBertrand, on 2016-07-16 21:24:49
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Hi, we have 7 cats, 3 adult females(over 12 months old)2 males(8-10 months old)and 2 females(6-10 months old. 2 of the females are pregnant. We need to find homes for at least 5 of them because we have 2 dogs who do not like cats and we are forced to keep them in our garage. You can contact me at [email protected]
posted by MiraNewman, on 2016-05-18 18:07:01
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My daughter have some cats most are full grown. She does not have the time to take care of them. They have been around dogs and of course other cats. Not sure how they will react to children. They are seem to be loveable. Trying to find loving home for these cats. You can email us at [email protected]
posted by EvelynTrullSherrill, on 2016-03-23 13:08:05
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Hi my name is Vicki. I am in desperate need a good home for a little puppy that I was sitting and my friend never came back to get her, She is up to date on her shots. She just need a loving home. She weigh about 25 pounds and she do not get any bigger. Please help us. I work two jobs know and can not take care of her anymore.
posted by (empty name), on 2015-10-06 16:09:47
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I have 5 stray kittens that a mommie cat brought here on my patio. She stayed as well. They are 1 male and 4 females. I am on a fixed income and I have 3 cats of my own and they are getting up in age and having health issues of their own. Please can someone help me find a no kill shelter for them before it gets cooler weather. You can contact me at 980-475-0761.if I don't answer please leave a message.
posted by JoRitaRaymer, on 2015-09-06 16:35:38
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My mom is terminally ill and my dad can't take care of the dog anymore. I live in AZ and can't take him. He's a beautiful pure bred Bischon Frise. He's neutered and has been very well taken care of. He's so loving and sweet and needs a good home. He's about 7 years old. Bischons are hypoallergenic and very clean. Hate to give him up but have no other choice. Contact me at 480-305-3122
posted by TracyHicksStrader, on 2015-08-22 16:45:09
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I have a 7 year old male, beautiful orange tabby. He is fixed and chipped. He needs shots for the year but we will take care of those prior to re homing. He is an indoor cat (we live in a condo on a busy street) who would prefer to be indoor/outdoor. Our son recently turned 1 and the cat does not appreciate having his space invaded. He would do better around older children. We really want to keep him but he doesn't seem happy here. Please contact me if you can help us find a more suitable environment. E-mail is [email protected]
posted by JesseAndrews-Ruiz, on 2015-08-06 22:21:49
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I have a pitbull that is in need of a good home. She is 3yrs old. She is an excellent dog. She loves kids. We are moving and the complex will not take her breed. She is a blueseal color.
posted by JenineHall, on 2015-07-30 18:58:37
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My brother recently died, leaving behind 18 rescued cats. We still need to find homes for five of his cats that have FIV. All have been spayed or neutered. They are small, sweet and well-behaved and are our favorites. Please help! You can contact me at [email protected] Thank you!
posted by SusanParrott, on 2015-04-25 17:59:08