Expand Your Family Tree this Holiday Season
The human-animal bond is unlike any other. We don’t speak the same language, yet that proves to be no obstacle for the invisible tie that binds us with our pets. It’s a relationship unlike any other. Despite all our differences, animals and humans bring out the best in each other and the Humane Society of Charlotte brings this reality to homes across the city and beyond every day.
The mission of the Humane Society of Charlotte is to deliver effective, innovative services that strengthen the human-animal bond and improve the lives of companion animals and the people who care about them. In other words, the Humane Society exists to see humans and animals become family.
The examples are endless. The Humane Society has seen hundreds of animals being adopted into loving homes and becoming intrinsic to a family’s everyday life. There have been dogs adopted from the shelter that helped with an autistic child. Even though it wasn’t a licensed therapy dog, that amazing human-animal bond was evident in the interaction between dog and child. Dogs saving the lives of their owners from circumstances such as would-be attackers and house fires are common. One dog even joined forces with the Department of Agriculture to save lives as a bomb-sniffing dog. So many stories, yet the same message rings clear from them all: Humans and animals were meant to be together.
It is the foundational belief of the Humane Society of Charlotte that people will make good decisions for animals when provided accurate information and resources. Animal shelters like the Humane Society are susceptible to misconceptions. Phrases like “kill shelters” or “extensive applications” or “lengthy home visits” stand between potential families. Unfortunately, they’re the result of misinformation. The Humane Society has a 99.9% live release rate for animals that come into its care. As an extra precaution, animals are held for 72 hours with the hope of reuniting them with their owners before being made available for adoption. An open adoption process eliminates lengthy applications and empowers more Charlotteans to adopt a new family member.
This holiday season, give the gift of information and educate your friends and family about the true mission of the Humane Society of Charlotte. As a private 501©(3) organization, the Humane Society relies on the generous support of the Charlotte community to continue changing lives and expanding families. Please SHARE this article and help spread the word.
December's Spotlight Series: #AnimalsofCLT is presented by Parachute Media