a division of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, we are a
multi-faceted agency dedicated to providing the citizens of Charlotte and
Mecklenburg County with animal care services. We are an organization that
values community partnerships and working jointly to build a better world
for animals and the people who own them.
To view all
of our adoptable animals, please visit
Not all adoptable animals are listed on Petfinder. Citizens are encouraged
to visit the shelter to view and interact with our adoptable animals. In
addition to other events in the community, we hold a monthly adoption fair
at Southpark Mall on the first Saturday of each month from 10 am – 4 pm.
are partnering with our staff to make a commendable commitment towards the
welfare of the in-house, orphaned animals. Shelter staff is grateful and
impressed with the work and talent contributed by its volunteers. In order
to volunteer with the CMPD Animal Care & Control, you must be at least 18
years of age and complete a drug test. Background checks will also be
completed on all applicants. If you are interested in helping make a
difference, please contact Linda Hagemann at 704-336-6694 or
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We are sorry
to hear that your pet has strayed from home. Most of the shelter staff have
pets of their own and empathize with the concern and worry you are feeling.
If an animal enters the shelter with identification such as a rabies tag,
microchip or tattoo, the staff takes many steps and much effort to locate
the owner. Due to staff liability with pet misidentification, it is
imperative that pet owners visit our shelter during business hours and
actively look for their lost pets within our kennels. In addition, pet
owners may view our Lost Pet inventory online at
This website search supplements the needed in-house shelter visits and
should not be solely relied upon. Animals that are brought into the shelter
are held a minimum of 72 hours.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control
8315 Byrum Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217
Hours: 11am-7pm Monday-Friday and 11am-5pm Saturday & Sunday
This Petfinder site is updated through the efforts of shelter volunteers.
There may be delays on updates based on time availability.
also visit the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Animal Care & Control’s
official webpage at
Map to our shelter
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