CMPD animal shelter needs dogs fostered during renovations

CHARLOTTE — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Animal Care & Control needs help fostering dogs ahead of a looming deadline.

This week, more kennels could be renovated at the west Charlotte shelter, leaving many dogs needing a safe place to stay.

“We’re going to have to transition 46 dogs into 36 kennels -- hmm, the math isn’t right on that,” said Melissa Knicely with CMPD Animal Care & Control. “Right? That means we got 10 over.”

Knicely said if more people don’t foster, staff may have to resort to euthanization. Of course, she hopes it doesn’t come to that.

>> In the video at the top of the page, Channel 9′s Gina Esposito explains the challenges they’re up against. If you’d like to help, click here for more information.

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