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A campaign for pets and people
The Humane Society of Charlotte

We're focused on the future.
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Our focus

A new Animal Resource Center for Charlotte

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Improve the lives of pets & people...

by offering welcoming spaces for pet adoptions and family-friendly activities and recreations at the new community dog park.

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Create education programs...

by collaborating with education programs to model early character traits like kindness, respect, empathy, and responsibility.

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Expand our services...

by creating more access to affordable pet health and wellness services that we provide to community pets through our clinic.

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Build long-term relationships...

with the Charlotte-area community and join their families as the human-animal bond is strengthened through the years.

Why we're campaigning

Why do we need a new facility?

For more than 40 years, the Humane Society of Charlotte has been committed to improving the lives of pets and people through pet adoption, spay/neuter, education and pet health services. As the animal welfare demands in our community have grown in recent years, the Humane Society of Charlotte has always been able to address them.

We can no longer ignore the constraints of our current facility. Because much more can be done to improve animal welfare and overall community health in Charlotte, plans are underway to build a state-of-the-art Animal Resource Center to serve pets and the people who love them.


We're aiming to improve...

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Limited service capacity

Clinic services is limited in providing spay/neuter surgeries and other wellness care due to a lack of adequate surgical areas, recovery space and capacity for expanded services.

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Lack of space

In our current facility, we are unable to provide resources for behavior modification, training and owner education due to lack of appropriate training spaces.

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High-stress environment

Our current facility is outdoor with limited climate control, antiquated plumbing and improper air handling for hygienic standards, creating a higher stress environment for animals.

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No educational/group spaces

Our facility prohibits us from engaging with interested educational groups due to lack of proper space for them to gather and visit with the animals.

New Offerings...

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State-of-the-art clinic

Expanded veterinary services in a state-of-the-art clinic that will expand our capacity to provide much-needed low-cost wellness care.

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Training opportunities

The ability to provide training opportunities for people and their pets increases pet retention. We can provide expanded resources to those that need it most.

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Public adoption center

A welcoming adoption center and cat café will serve as a destination for pets and people to relax, learn and socialize.

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Educational program

Collaboration with area schools to model early character traits like kindness, respect, empathy, and responsibility in an engaging environment through an actual humane education program.

Explore the new site

Site & floor plans

Siteplan

The Humane Society of Charlotte is proud to be leading the effort of creating a non-profit campus in Charlotte that will bring valuable groups together in a shared location.

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VR render of new site
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Facility floor plan

The new design of the HSC Animal Resource Center was developed with innovation, durability, and comfort in mind. Our goal was not only to provide a better environment for animals but for people also. The new state-of-the-art HSC Animal Resource Center will feature top of the line features in every aspect of animal care, veterinary services, and community hospitality.

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I was just blown away by all of the programs and services that the Humane Society does in this town. Helping people to keep their pets, working with veterans, and the volume of animals that they're able to find homes for and spay and neuter every year with the limited resources and limited budget and the less than ideal facilities... it's just a terrific organization doing a great job. The Humane Society of Charlotte does more with less than any other organization we've ever seen.

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Oscar, Heide and Hank Groomes

Oscar, Heide and Hank Groomes

New site location

Planned facility site at — 2401 Berryhill Road, Charlotte, NC 28208

Frequently asked questions

What is the campaign goal?

The goal is to raise $15 million to begin construction. The new animal resource center will be built with highly durable materials that can withstand approximately 30,000 animals moving through it annually. It will have extensive plumbing and HVAC systems as well as a full-time veterinary/surgical wellness clinic.

This will be the first animal welfare center in the city of Charlotte and we are confident that our community will come together and help raise the necessary funds needed to provide our region with the state-of-the-art facility it deserves.


How much should I give?

Only you can answer that question! We are asking donors to consider giving at certain levels because we know it will take all of us stretching together to reach our goal.


Is my gift tax deductible?

Yes, the Humane Society of Charlotte is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and gifts are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Tax ID# 58-1342479.


Are gifts of stocks, bonds, real estate or other real property accepted?

Yes. Gifts of stock and property can often have substantial tax advantages for the donor. You may be eligible for deductions up to the full market value of the asset and may be able to avoid capital gains on the appreciated property. We encourage you to speak with your tax or financial advisors to determine the best way for you to make your gift.


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What I'm most excited about with the new animal resource center is that this facility will mirror how I think the Charlotte community feels about our pets. My Joey is the most perfect specimen of a dog that I have ever known and there is no way he can understand how much joy and love he has brought to our family. Everybody should have a dog like Joey.

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Beth & Joey Monaghan

Beth & Joey Monaghan


Why does HSC need a new facility?

For more than 40 years, the Humane Society of Charlotte has served the greater Charlotte community from facilities that are aging and inadequate.

As the organization broadens and strengthens our services, we can no longer ignore the facility-related needs. A new, modern animal resource center will allow us to better serve animals and the people who care for them.


Will you accept planned gifts?

Yes, but they will not count toward the primary campaign goal. In order to meet our current needs, we need gifts in cash, stock, and appreciated assets.


Will I still be asked to give annually?

Yes. Our operating budget is supported by your Annual Fund gifts, and we are still going to need them! Campaign pledges are in addition to your annual support.


What is the timing of the campaign?

We anticipate reaching our fundraising goal by June 30, 2020. Gifts and pledges can be paid out over a three to five year period.


When do you anticipate the construction to be completed?

Once we have pledged commitments for the project, construction on our new campus located on Berryhill Road will begin. Based on our campaign timetable, we anticipate the new campus will be completed by early 2021.

Supported by...

Coach Ron and Stephanie Rivera — Honorary Campaign Chairpersons

The Humane Society of Charlotte is honored to be supported by Charlotte's first family, Coach Ron and Stephanie Rivera. When the Riveras arrived in Charlotte in 2011, they immediately set out to start making a difference in our community.

After a serendipitous meeting at another charitable function, Stephanie Rivera and members of HSC leadership bonded over a shared love and respect of animals. Not too long after, members of our leadership would again encounter the Riveras, this time Ron, and the relationship would be solidified.

In the eight years since, HSC has worked with the Rivera family to produce several charitable calendars, cookbooks, t-shirts and more. When the time came for HSC to make serious decisions about our future animal resource facility, the Riveras were first in line to help us. As true animal advocates and supporters of our city, HSC is privileged to partner with The Rivera family.


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Pets complete a lot of families and they've always completed our family. Getting these rescues into great homes is something that we're hoping to be able to help to do. The educational program is going to be especially important for the community. It's going to give families and children an opportunity to learn how to care for their pets. That's why we're part of the family.

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Ron & Stephanie Rivera

Coach Ron & Stephanie Rivera

Coach Ron & Stephanie Rivera


Recent developments

5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Humane Society of Charlotte

Posted on October 31, 2019

If you’re an animal person, you know Humane Society of Charlotte as one of the city’s go-to resources for rescuing, fostering, sheltering and adopting dogs and cats. You’ve probably even been to the Toomey Avenue shelter to make a donation, volunteer or meet and fall in love with a four-legged family member. But that’s only part of […]

Charlotte Parent looks at programs for kids at Humane Society of Charlotte’s New Animal Resource Center

Posted on October 4, 2019

The Humane Society of Charlotte’s new facility would include a 46,000 square-foot campus and expanded programs for people and pets. Read more here!

The Riveras – and their dog, Tahoe – are helping The Humane Society, and it’s adorable.

Posted on October 4, 2019

Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera and his wife Stephanie spent the afternoon holding Shake and Bake, puppy brothers, who are available for adoption from The Humane Society of Charlotte*. Their golden, Tahoe (shown at top), wanders around nearby, trying — unsuccessfully — not to look jealous. In a city where (most) dogs can outshine (most) […]

Stephanie Rivera shares future plans for the Humane Society of Charlotte

Posted on October 2, 2019

When they’re not busy with the Carolina Panthers, Stephanie and Ron Rivera pour their hearts into the Humane Society of Charlotte. The first lady of the Carolina Panthers visits Charlotte Today!   Click here to see the video!

CBJ Morning Buzz: Carolina Panthers coach kicks off fundraiser for local non-profit

Posted on September 18, 2019

The Humane Society of Charlotte had a high-profile guest in the house for the launch of its fundraising campaign for a new facility. Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera and his wife, Stephanie, are serving as honorary chairpersons of the nonprofit’s “We Are Family” campaign to raise $15 million. They were on hand at a kick-off event yesterday […]

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A campaign for pets and people
The Humane Society of Charlotte

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