• Humane Society of Charlotte: Animal shelter guide

    By: Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    The Humane Society of Charlotte has been working on reducing the amount of homeless pets since opening its doors in 1978. This Charlotte animal shelter is a no-kill philosophy, nonprofit shelter that works in support of the community to ensure the humane treatment of animals through adoption, educational resources and spay and neuter services. 

    Whether you're looking to adopt a new friend or to just lend a hand, here are a few ways you can help the Charlotte animal shelter.


    Caring for pets gives a sense of belonging and joy. There's something to be said about a furry friend greeting you after a long day or licking your face for no reason other than they love you. When you adopt, you're not only rescuing an animal in need, but you're also making room for new pets at the shelter to find homes.

    The Charlotte Humane Society's animal shelter offers a variable adoption fee structure, allowing top quality care for all animals. Adoption fees are based on numerous factors, including age, size, temperament or breed. The basic adoption includes a veterinary and behavior screening and testing, spay and neuter procedures, all initial vaccinations, a microchip and 30 days of pet insurance.

    Visit the Adopt a Dog and Adopt a Cat pages to learn more.


    Put your passion to a purpose and help build a city that improves the lives of pets and people. Volunteering is easy with the Humane Society of Charlotte, and it's a great way to get involved with your community to help animals in need. There are a number of ways to showcase your volunteering skills, including basic animal care, fostering an animal or by making a donation. There are also tons of events, like the Pet Palooza and Walk for the Animals, to bring people together to celebrate and help animals and the community. Visit the Volunteer section on the Charlotte Humane Society's website for more information..

    Lost & Found Pets

    If you have lost your pet, make a flyer and post it around the area as well as to social media. The Charlotte Humane Society will be happy to post for your missing pet on its Facebook page. A visit to CMPD Animal Care & Control is also recommended, along with checking local newspapers in the classified ads section, local bulletin boards and by checking the lost and found page.

    If you have found a stray animal, you are required to fill out CMPD Animal Care & Control's found report listed at the bottom of this page link, or call 311 to file a found report. It is recommended to take the pet to a local veterinarian or to HSC to be scanned for a microchip. You can also post a flyer in a local newspapers, local bulletin boards and the AC&C Facebook page.

    For more information:

    Humane Society of Charlotte
    2700 Toomey Ave.

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