Community Programs

Community Programs

Building a safe, happy community for pets and people

The Humane Society of Charlotte believes education and understanding about the bond between humans and animals is important to building happy, healthy, pet-friendly communities.

The Humane Society of Charlotte Community Outreach team is always here to help, but unfortunately, we are not able to act as a 24-hour pet helpline. If you are experiencing an animal-related emergency, please dial 911. Examples of these emergencies could include, but are not limited to:

  • Sick, dying animal without access to veterinary services (locational or financial)
  • Animal found severely injured
  • Suspicion of abuse or neglect
  • Animals left in hot or cold cars

Our Outreach Team operates on a Tuesday-Saturday schedule and is often out of office assisting citizens in need. Please call and leave your name, phone number, and a detailed message and we will return your call. Due to the high call volume, your call will be returned within 48 hours. For information about additional HSC services, please visit

We offer the following programs for people & pets: