Animal Kneads Day

Animal Kneads Day

​Animal Kneads Day is CMPD Animal Care & Control's (AC&C) largest annual fundraiser with all proceeds benefiting the Animal Care & Control Community Spay/Neuter Assistance Program. The event is hosted by the Great Harvest Bread Company with​ Nouri Motameni​ (owner of the Kings Drive and Rea Road locations) and has tripled in size since it first began in 2007.

On the day of the event the owners and staff donate their time and the ingredients to make over 1,000  loaves of bread.  Volunteers from AC&C staff the counter and offer the bread to customers for a donation of $10 a loaf.  100 percent of the proceeds go directly to support the AC&C Spay/Neuter Community Assistance Program.  The funding from this event is able to cover approximately 8 clinics  a year which results in approximately over 500 animal sterilization surgeries.

In 2016, Animal Kneads Day raised $16,400! 10 vendors participated along with multiple businesses in the shopping center. 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg is one of the top 10 fastest-​​​​growing US metro areas, and as the Charlotte area continues to grow, so does its animal population. There are an estimated 400,000 cats and dogs living in the metro area, and many of these animals are stray.  As a municipal shelter, Animal Care & Control cannot turn away any animal, regardless of the shelter's capacity. Last year alone, due to pet overpopulation in the community, 13,157 dogs and cats entered the AC&C Shelter.  To help reduce the number of animals coming into the shelter, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Animal Care & Control Division instituted a free public ​Spay & Neuter Community Assistance Program. This program is funded solely through ​donations and grants, which makes Animal Kneads Day our most important annual fundraiser.​

We also have a fantastic and very special opportunity to help us reach our Animal Kneads Day goal without spoiling your diet with that delicious bread!

The founders of Animal Kneads Day, Jeff and Janet Ganoung, may have retired but they are still deeply dedicated to the success of this important event that gives back to the community that is so close to their hearts.

They have pledged to match all donations outside of the bread orders (up to $2500) so we are bringing this challenge to all you caring animal lovers.

So, if bread is not on your menu but you want to help by donating to our valuable Spay/Neuter Fund, click the donate button below, check mark "spay/neuter", and in the comment box write "animal kneads day". Your contribution will be added to our total and increase the amount to be matched. Thank you to Jeff, Janet, and YOU for your continued support of this great cause!​​​​


Event Information: 

August 27, 2017​
901 S Kings Dr # 140A
Charlotte, NC 28204
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

BUY BREAD! Put in your pre-order NOW to ensure you get your favorite loaf! I want bread!>>​

How can you help?
The best way for you to support Animal Kneads day is to stop by Great Harvest Bread Company on the day of the event and pick up a delicious loaf of bread for a donation of only $10. Also, please tell your friends, family, neighbors about this important event.

As Animal Kneads Day continues to grow, so does the need for volunteers and corporate sponsors. Listed below are some of the ways local businesses can show their support: