• Outreach Programs

    Helping Our Community with Much Needed Resources

    The Humane Society of Charlotte is making an impact in our local community and beyond through public education and services that save the lives of animals.  One of the best ways that we can ensure a positive future for animals in the Charlotte region is to play a part in  helping people care for and keep their pets in their homes.

    We are making significant progress in this area by providing many resources, tools and education to pet families.  These include our Critter Care Wellness Clinics, HSC Pet Food Bank, behavior support, iBuild fence building program, Pets for Life, Safety Net and partnerships with other non-profits like those listed below.

    Our Community Outreach staff participates in the following community networks and appreciates our partners that are listed:

    Crisis Assistance Ministry
    Meals on Wheels
    Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
    Charlotte Housing Authority
    Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services
    – Target HOA (Homeowner Associations)
    Latin American Coalition
    Habitat for Humanity

    If you’re interested in learning more about our community relations efforts, please contact Mary Guecia, HSC Safety Net Coordinator at mguecia@humanecharlotte.org.



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    Our Pets for Life program (PFL) builds humane communities using innovative strategies and fresh approaches designed to extend the reach of animal services, resources, and information to a targeted underserved area.  In 2016, PFL’s target neighborhood is located off of Freedom Drive in Charlotte.

    In 2015, PFL assisted 294 new clients for a total of 539 animals.  We provided 265 spay/neuter surgeries, administered 526 vaccines and 227 microchips.  Our PFL team members address the critical need for accessible, affordable pet care while empowering the families to care for their pets and keep them in their homes rather than entering shelters.

    If you are a resident or community leader in the 28208 zip code and would like to learn more, please contact  Bennett Simonsen, our Pets for Life Program Manager at bsimonsen@humanecharlotte.org.