The Humane Society of Charlotte (HSC) was founded in 1978 as a community resource committed to delivering effective, innovative services that strengthen the human-animal bond and improve the lives of companion animals and the people who care about them. They are one of the leading animal welfare agencies in the Southeast, and have provided ongoing support and care to thousands of pets and people. They offer an adoption program, wellness clinic services, a low-cost spay/neuter clinic, and community outreach efforts, including a pet food bank and youth programming initiatives. They believe in working to improve their community by creating new, loving families, and building a world where there are no more homeless and unwanted animals.
With support from The Grey Muzzle Organization, the Humane Society of Charlotte will increase pet retention rates for senior dogs in their community and provide medical care for senior dogs in the shelter. Their goal is to prevent the surrender of senior dogs by helping pet owners. By providing veterinary care, behavior and training assistance, and end- of- life care for at least 75 senior dogs, they will increase the community’s pet retention rate by 3% during 2021 and keep senior dogs in their homes with the people who love them. Grant funding will also provide 100 senior dogs in HSC’s shelter with the special medical care they need to find new loving families.