• Change the Life of a Special Needs Cat

    The Humane Society of Charlotte is so fortunate to have the support of so many.   From those that donate, volunteer, and serve as HSC fosters.  All of these things make it possible for us to provide quality medical care, shelter care and placement options for the thousands of animals that come through the doors each year.  Consequently, we are able to successfully work with and place cats and dogs that have a variety of different special needs, but this also comes with added costs associated with their medical issues, which are not recuperated through our normal adoption fees that we change.  That is where our Have a Heart Medical Fund enables us to continue saving more and more animals who enter our doors and then are adopted into new, loving homes. Learn more about how you can change the life of an animal forever, by donating today.  Click here for more information.

    Cats that have the challenges listed below can all provide their adoptive families with a great deal of love, companionship and camaraderie. Those families that make the commitment to going the extra mile will never regret their decision to bring a special needs pet into their lives. Listed below are some of types of conditions seen in felines that come to us for help along with some general advice to keep them safe and healthy.

    – Heart murmurs
    – FIV +: Cats who test positive for the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)
    – Upper respiratory infections
    – Dental needs
    – Occasional injuries requiring surgery or amputation etc.

    You can make a difference by becoming an HSC Have a Heart Medical Fund donor.  Learn more at HSC Have a Heart Medical Fund.

    We are always in need of fosters to care for dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens, and you can learn more about our volunteer foster program here.


    Handsome Mr. Fluffington has a serious heart murmur. He’s in the care of one of our wonderful fosters getting much needed rest.


    He spent time resting at his iFoster’s home, while receiving the medical care needed by HSC’s Shelter Medicine team.


    When he was feeling better, he was made available for adoption. His care will still have to be monitored with medicine, but here he is meeting his new loving family. The smiles say it all!