A Look Back at the Success of 2017
As The Humane Society of Charlotte moves into the first part of a new and exciting year, our organization is proud to reflect on the work that our devoted volunteers and staff continue to do that impacted animal welfare in Charlotte in 2017.
As an organization, HSC has accomplished pivotal successes in our community and we hope to continue these efforts in 2018. We are happy to share we you that with the support of our staff and community partners, we were able to assist over 25,000 animals in 2017 through our live-saving programs. HSC was successful in helping 2,724 animals find new loving homes. In addition, we continued to support our commitment to Health & Wellness in the community by performing more than 12,000 spay and neuter surgeries through our low-cost, high-volume, high-quality Spay & Neuter clinic and we assisted 5,169 animals with preventative care through our Critter Care Wellness program. Our collaborative partnerships with the ASPCA, Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control, and other surrounding counties’ municipal shelters have never been stronger. The increase in the live-release rate in Charlotte-Mecklenburg County is a testament to the efforts of our animal welfare professionals and the Charlotte community, rising from just 42% in 2014 to over 70% today.
What’s Coming Next?
With a new year ahead of us, we could not be more excited to announce the continuation of newly launched programs, such as our Community Cat program, and the development of new and exciting initiatives. We are proud to announce that a new shelter and animal resource center will begin to take shape in 2018 thanks to the generous contributions of many of our loyal donors. Our hope is not only to provide the best care for our animals, but to provide the best for our ever-growing staff, our loyal volunteers, and the community as a whole. We look forward to operating a state-of-the-art animal resource center that will provide access to much needed resources for the Charlotte community and continue our devotion to lifelong learning and the development of the human-animal bond. The ever-changing needs for animal welfare will continue to demand a higher focus on prevention, retention and affordable veterinary care.
These exciting new initiatives and changes are all part of making the Humane Society of Charlotte the go-to resource for animal welfare and pet-owners alike. The Humane Society believes in a no-kill philosophy which means that we aim to rehome all animals that come into our care. We operate by the belief that no healthy, adoptable animal should have to be euthanized in our community. Our commitment to this endeavor is evident by our 99.9% live release rate for the animals that enter our shelter
The human-animal bond is the underlying foundation of animal-welfare and as an animal welfare organization with four decades of experience, we have seen that bond develop, grow and last a lifetime.
We hope that the Charlotte community will continue to grow with us and support our mission to be a community resource committed to improving the lives of companion animals through adoption, spay/neuter and education.