By Kimberly Paulk, Senior Connector at SHARECharlotte.com, a free, easy and local website that makes it easy to learn about and engage with our local nonprofits
“Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.” ― Sydney Jeanne Seward
Furry faces and wagging tails are what greet you at Spay Neuter Charlotte, a brightly decorated clinic that provides low cost spay/neuter and wellness services for cats and dogs. But make no mistake – these folks mean business.
Charlotte has an alarmingly high rate of animal euthanasia. A new partnership between Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control and the ASPCA is beginning to make a difference in the number of dogs and cats that end up in the city shelter, but over 10,000 animals are still euthanized each year.
On a mission to make Charlotte a “no kill” city, Spay Neuter Charlotte knows one of the best ways to meet that goal is by managing the booming pet population. To accomplish this, they provide low cost and free spay/neuter pet surgeries for members of the community who otherwise could not afford it.
To make sure residents can care for their pets in other ways as well, Spay Neuter Charlotte offers Wellness Wednesdays, where low cost vet visits and vaccinations are available. Their newest offering is a pet food pantry for pet owners needing assistance keeping their furry family members fed.
Interested in getting involved? Check out the volunteer opportunity below and check out SHARE Charlotte for more information.
Teen Alliance for Homeless Pets – Animal lovers in 9th through 12th grade can get involved as members of the Teen Alliance.
Fundraising volunteers – Adult volunteers are needed to help with Teen Alliance events and fundraisers.