Animal Care & Control does their best to make our adoptable pets as comfortable as possible during their time here until they find their forever homes. The following items below are supplies that we always need. You can buy these items and ship them directly to our shelter. The animals thank you!
Most of the items listed below are on our Amazon Wishlist where you can purchase and send supplies directly to our shelter. If you would like to hold a donation drive, below are the main items.
*We always need kongs for cats, kittens, puppies and dogs, Nylabones, treat balls, and so much more.
Other items that you can purchase and donate:
Dog/puppy and cat/kitten canned food
Baby animal milk replacement
Small animal food (bold are the animals we get the most): parrot, small birds, ferret, frog, guinea pig, rabbit, iguana, hamster, rat, mice, gerbil
For small animals: treats, timothy or oat hay, water bottles and litter pans
Heating pads (without an auto shutoff)
Kuranda Cots (scroll down to the bottom of the page to learn more)
Soft Paws (scroll down to the bottom of the page to learn more)
Cases of bottled water (any brand)
Gently used toys and beds for dogs/cats
Leashes and collars
Cat nip (even better...toddler-sized socks with cat nip inside)
Essential oils: peppermint, lavender, lemon grass, eucalyptus, and sweet orange
Kuranda CotsHow would you like to sleep on hard concrete or metal surface? Well, the dogs and cats don't like it either. We find that many dogs and cats like to sleep on these soft Kuranda Cots.Here's how you can help us provide these cots to all our canine and feline residents:Click here to order directly from the Kuranda Cot website. The shelter's name of CMPD Animal Control Bureau must be selected.
Soft Paws is a product invented specifically for cats. Since every cat has the natural desire to scratch things they sometimes scratch furniture and carpet rather than scratching posts made for cats. Some people don't like the idea of a cat scratching up their furniture or expensive rugs so they choose to declaw their cat at a veterinarian.Declawing a cat is like amputating the end of your finger (including your finger nail). An alternative to cutting off the tip of your cats' toes are Soft Paws. They are easy to put on and prevent your cat from scratching anything in the household. Most cats don't even know they are wearing any.The cap is filled with non-toxic glue and is placed on the cats freshly cut nails. Then, when a cap or two falls off, then it is time to trim the nails (cutting the rest of the caps off with the nail trimming) and place brand new ones on.They come in a variety of colors and can be switched over at each nail trim.
We like to use these at Animal Care & Control for a variety of reasons. One main reason, to keep the public safe from accidental scratches during interactions. Another reason, they make black colored cats stand out from the rest. We are always in need of these Soft Paws and you can help make sure that we have a good supply by sending us an order of Soft Paws.
If you would like to send a donation to help us purchase any of these supplies, you can:
Choose "animal enrichment fund/training" for the purchase of kongs, nyalbones.
OR choose "general assistance fund" for the purchase of our other items needed, such as: KMR, canned food, cots, and more.
If you want to help in more than one area, you can choose multiple donation funds and specify the amount you'd like to donate to each fund in the comments section.
Send a check or order directly to:
Animal Care & Control
8315 Byrum Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217
Be sure to make the check out to “City of Charlotte” and earmark it for "animal enrichment fund".