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PO Box 3104,
Concord, NC 28025

Dogs and Puppies
Cats and Kittens

How to Adopt From Us

About Us
How We Get Our Pets
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We also have our own web site. Please visit us at:

Locations and Hours

Two Physical Adoption Locations

Some hours overlap, but some are different. Please note times for each.

Our Shelter - For Dogs and puppies and sometimes a cat or kitten or two
This is in the Cabarrus Animal Control Facility Just off Hwy 49, just south of Hwy 601 - MAP
Day Shelter Adoption Hours
Sunday 2 - 4 pm
Monday 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Wednesday 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Friday 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Saturday 12:30 to 4 pm

Princeton's Meow - our comfortable, cage-free cat/kitten adoption facility
29 Brookwood Avenue NE, Concord, NC Just off Church Street in Concord, behind Whitley's Car Wash and the Brookwood Apartments. - MAP
Day Princeton's Meow Adoption Hours
Sunday 2 - 4 pm
Monday 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Friday 5:30- 7:30 pm
Saturday 11 am - 4 pm

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About Us

Purpose: (from the bylaws of October 1998)
  • To create, among the people of Cabarrus, North Carolina county, an awareness of animals in need of help and a method to control the animal population by spaying or neutering pets.
  • Investigate cases of neglect and cruelty and take appropriate action against those responsible'
  • Unite lost pets with their owners and find new homes for homeless animals.
  • Educate the public regarding proper care and treatment of animals urging kindness, responsibility and better control of over-population of cats and dogs.
  • Promote pet therapy in nursing facilities.
  • Maintain an informational hotline.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Humane Society of Concord & Greater Cabarrus County, N. C. is to end animal suffering and cruelty, reduce overpopulation and educate the public regarding responsible animal ownership. This mission is accomplished by utilizing trained volunteers to investigate cruelty, supporting efforts to establish a low cost spay/neuter clinic for low income families and a sanctuary for homeless animals.

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How We Get Our Pets

Where do they come from?

We ARE NOT affiliated with any other Humane Organizations in and around Concord & Cabarrus County in regards to adoptions (though we support most rescue groups - but NOT pet stores - who get their animals from puppy and kitten mills).

We ARE affiliated with the Cabarrus County Animal Control Facility. (Please note: The County does have different hours.)

Once a week animals are selected through those offered to us by Animal Control. All of the selected animals are given a health check by a licensed Veterinarian before being put up for adoption. Dogs are tested for heartworm and parvo. Cats are tested for feline leukemia and AIDS. All animals receive vaccinations and are treated for parasites (if any). They also receive medication to prevent fleas and ticks. Dogs are started on heartworm preventive medication. Any sick animals are treated and made well and healthy before being released for adoption (or conditions are noted on their health record).


Individuals may have animals for adoption that are as cute and cuddly as any we offer. However, they more than likely cannot verify these animals have been checked or vetted in any way to assure it is free of disease or parasites.

UNWANTED ANIMALS - Please note that unfortunately our Humane Society is not able to take in unwanted, unvaccinated animals directly from the public. We work directly with animal control and make our selections of rescued animals from those surrendered to them or found as strays. The animals you see offered are only a fraction of the animals that come into animal control's possession. It's a harsh fact that thousands of animals are euthanized at this facility alone each year. We do what we can, but our hearts break when the volunteers who make the selections weekly have to turn their backs on so many knowing that by the following week those not selected will have lost their chance at rescue and an entirely new group of faces will greet them and the cycle continues. While we are fortunate that Cabarrus Animal Control allows us a room of cat cages and 8 dog runs, we are no different than any other volunteer organization - our space is limited and we cannot save every animal. You, the public, need to help us in spreading the word on the importance of spaying and neutering. The blame cannot be passed on if an owner has not been responsible in this action. Please DO NOT call our hotline regarding unwanted or unvaccinated animals. The animals must be turned over to animal control.

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How To Adopt From Us

Animals at the Humane Society of Greater Cabarrus and Concord can be viewed during our adoption days (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m, Saturdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Allow time to view the animal, hold and/or walk it and follow through with the adoption process. Appointments must be made for animals in foster care. Email or call the hotline (704-784-4434 ), leave the name of the animal and your phone number and you will be contacted to make arrangements to check out the fostered animal. NOTE: Hotline is handled by volunteers. Please leave information so you can be contacted both during day and evening hours.

After making a selection on a cat or dog or puppy or kitten to be taken into their family, the potential adopter fills out an adoption application. This application asks questions about what kind of facilities you have for your new family member and what kind of experience you have had with previous pets. We want to make sure that the animal will have a good home and also make sure that the animal is a good match for you and your needs. If we believe that the adoption will be a good one, after a few more steps to the procedure, you can generally take your new family member home with you right then.

You next will also sign a contract promising to take good care of the animal. All animals are spayed or neutered as part of the adoption. The adoption fee for dogs/puppies is $150 and $100 for cats/kittens. This covers our costs, particularly the medical costs and shots. We will go over the animal's medical records with you so you understand what shots and treatments have already been given. You get a copy of this medical record to give to your vet so you don't need to pay to have the shots done again.

The final step is some "memory" photos for us and lots of cuddles, hugs and kisses from the volunteers - then our lucky animal leaves with its new family.

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Membership and Monthly Meetings

Who can be a member?
Any person who is humanely concerned about the welfare of animals and is interested in the objectives and purposes for which the organization has been formed.... can ...with the paying of required membership fee become a member.

To become a member
Visit the shelter or attend one of our monthly meetings to sign up or send your fee (here is a form you can print out.)

Renew your membership
Reminder: NOW is the time to renew your membership. Help us with our bookkeeping. Our dues need to be paid in January (Deadline for year: March 31). You can join anytime, but annual membership runs from January 1 to December 31.

Meeting Time & Place:

Our meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month at:

Princeton's Meow,
29 Brookwood Ave Nw, Concord, NC.

The meeting starts at 7:00 p. m.

Hope to see you soon at one of our activities.

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What we do:
Our major activities are:
  • Animal adoptions at the Cabarrus County Animal Shelter
  • Rescue and foster care
  • Cruelty Investigations and rescue of animals in trouble
  • Participation with educational (and fund raising) booths in many community events

Here is a detailed list of.... Our Work

The following activities are jobs our volunteers do. We have no paid workers.

Shelter Activities: Grooming, selection of animals, transportation to vet, adoption (showing animals, screening applicants, paperwork), telephone follow-up with new owners - vetting, database maintenance.

Foster activities: Home shelter and care of animals, transporting to and from vet appointments, and to and from adoption events, new homes, etc.

Publicity and Fund Raising Activities: Parades, raffles, community pet walks/washes, staffing booths at civic events, coordination radio/TV publicity, food sales, web site and newsletter maintenance and content, grant-writing. Posting animals on pet search sites, community bulletin boards and local newspapers listings.

Investigations: Responding to calls requiring investigation of animal abuse, coordinating responses to telephone calls.

Administrative: Writing articles for the newsletter, newsletter publication and distribution, Humane Society database maintenance, adoption paperwork and follow-up contact.

Educational/civic: Promoting animal welfare awareness at local schools, nursing home visits (pet therapy), inform public of availability of low-cost spay/neuter clinic (available to all - all incomes, any county)

Adopt a Pet: Coordination, Set up, staffing of event, animal preparation and grooming for Adopt a Pet event, transporting of animals to event

Hotline: Checking and recording answering machine calls… responding to or forwarding calls to appropriate people for action, dog adoptions, cat adoptions, cruelty investigations

Miscellaneous: Kennel cleanup, transporting and sorting donated pet food and supplies.

The animals can always really use your help

Hope to see you soon at one of our activities.

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Keep your receipts. The Humane Society of Concord and Greater Cabarrus County is a 501(c)3 charitable organization and all donations are FULLY TAX DEDUCTIBLE

Here are some of our needs:

The Humane Society of Concord & Greater Cabarrus County is constantly changing and growing. With two adoption locations - our shelter, where most dogs and pups can be found (along with a few cats) and our unique, cage-free cat adoption facility, Princeton's Meow, we now, more than ever need your support. We're all volunteers and we only get "income" from adoption fees and donations (we don't add any extra when we've had to spend more to save a puppy from parvo or kennel cough or cure an upper respiratory infection). We pay a mortgage and utility fees in order to offer you locations to find healthy, happy and well-cared-for animals.

We appreciate all donations, but hope any group or individual will look over our list before collecting items.
  • MONEY!! - even pennies, nickels and dimes -we're a volunteer-run organization - our only income is from donations and adoptions fees (which don't always cover the medical needs of the animals prior to adoption). These monies are used for emergency medical treatments and filling in the gaps when we don't have sufficient supplies donated. (You can even find an online donation option on our home page)
  • Cat Litter - Scoopable (clumping) variety. (We're also collecting the Fresh Step Paws Points found on the bags/boxes to redeem for additional litter) Used in our Litter-Robots at Princeton's Meow.
  • AA high-quality batteries (suitable for electronic equipment)
  • Polaroid film 600
  • Canon S25 toner cartridge (for copy machine)
  • Paper towels, FebreezeŽ and toilet tissue (Princeton's Meow is a homey atmosphere, for our visitors too)
  • Collars - variety of sizes
  • Leashes
  • Heavy duty retractable, TAPE-style, not cord
  • 6 and 15 foot cloth training leashes
  • Foster homes
  • Volunteers - with the opening of the additional adoption facility, we'll have the opportunity for more groups and individuals to offer their time and abilities to the caring of the animals

For our foster homes
  • Heavy duty, plastic dog houses - Dogloo™, Ruffhaus™ (largest sizes)
  • Chain link kennels - 4 foot and 6 foot chain link kennels (and help with getting them to us)
  • Clean towels

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Contact Us

    Humane Society of Concord & Greater Cabarrus County, North Carolina

    P.O Box 3104
    ConCord, NC 28025

    (704) 784 4434

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