• About

    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.

    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.

    our mission
    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
    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.


    Click here to view our 2014 Fast Facts.

    Click here to view our 2013 Annual Report

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


    Board of Directors

    Bob Storey Chair, Wells Fargo Jared James President, Fansleeves Dean Elledge Treasurer, Executive Consultant Kathy Ridge Secretary, Levridge Resources Kevin...

    Contact Us

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

    History – Mission – Vision

      The Humane Society of Charlotte is working with you to create a world where there are no more homeless...

    Humane News – Our Newsletter

    Click  below to see issues of our Humane Society of Charlotte newsletter. Humane News – Summer 2016 Humane News –...

    Join Our Team!

    Accounting Assistant Click here for complete job description. Please forward your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to aokamoto@humanecharlotte.org. No...

    Our 990s

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

    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...

    Our Policies

    We are a community resource committed to improving the lives of companion animals through adoption, spay/neuter and education. Privacy and...

    Our Shelter Partners

    We are grateful to the following companies for their ongoing support of our work. If you are interested in learning...

    Our Toomey Avenue Adoption Center

    (A) Humane Society of Charlotte  2700 Toomey Avenue Charlotte, NC  28203 704.377.0534 Our hours: Our 2700 shelter is open Monday...

    Press Releases

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