• About

    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.


    • 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/neuterclinic in the Southeast.


    The mission of the Humane Society of Charlotte is to bring love and hope to all animals by ensuring the humane treatment of companion animals through adoption, spay/neuter and education.

    Our vision is all animals in safe and loving homes. This vision will be accomplished by providing care and compassion for all animals, physically and emotionally; education and information on the humane and responsible treatment of all animals; respect for animals and people; integrity in word and deed; collaboration with the community; and being fiscally responsible and accountable to the community.

    The Humane Society of Charlotte is working with you to create a world where there are no more homeless and unwanted animals. We are proud to be an “adoption guarantee”  shelter.  This means saving all cats and dogs that are rehabilitatable and manageable. Euthanasia is reserved only for those cases where an animal is suffering or poses a public safety concern.

    We are committed to treating all animals that enter our shelter with love, kindness, and dignity.

    Click here to view our 2014 Fast Facts.

    Click here to view our 2012 Annual Report presented at our Annual Meeting on January 31, 2013.


    Audited Financial Statements

    The Humane Society of Charlotte receives an annual audit from C. Dewitt Foard & Co.  Please see below for the...

    Board of Directors

      Kevin Gottehrer Chair, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP George Beckwith Vice Chair & Governance Committee Chair, National Gypsum Jared...

    Contact Us

    Please email us with questions about our organization.   To visit our shelter, we are located at: Humane Society of...

    History – Mission – Vision

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    Humane News – Our Newsletter

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    Job Openings With HSC

    We are currently hiring for the positions listed below. Customer Service Representative Click here for full job description Please email...

    Locate Our Shelter / Shelter Hours

    (A) Humane Society of Charlotte  2700 Toomey Avenue Charlotte, NC  28203704.377.0534 Our hours: Our 2700 shelter is open Monday –...

    Our HSC Team

    Our Shelter: Address/Phone/Fax 2700 Toomey Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203 (704) 377-0534 – phone (704) 332-8010 – fax Hours of Operation...

    Partnership for Pets

                                                      On Thursday, September 1st, the Humane Society of Charlotte and CMPD Animal Care &...

    Pet Press – HSC in the News

    Visit this page regularly to see updated links on news articles, tv segments and more!   2013 Humane Society Marks...

    Press Releases

    For public relations, interviews and photo requests, please contact Donna Ragan, HSC Marketing & PR Manager at dragan@humanesocietyofcharlotte.org. Humane Society...

    Shelter Partners

    Partnering your corporation or company with the Humane Society of Charlotte is a great way to give back to the...

    Special Events

    The Humane Society of Charlotte is proud to partner with community members to raise funds and awareness for the mission...