Humane Education & Responsible Pet Ownership
Many of the issues AC&C Officers face every day, such as pet overpopulation and some animal cruelty cases, are not intentional on the part of the owners. They are the result of a lack of knowledge about responsible pet ownership. In an effort to assist the public with understanding how to correct these problems, we offer a variety of educational programs for various groups such as elementary and high school children, Boy/Girl Scout Troops, summer schools/camps, daycares and after-school programs. We also offer the same programs geared towards adult organizations and businesses such as mail carriers, utilities, Code Enforcement, Social Services and many others that are most likely to encounter a dog.
Bite prevention – This program is catered to children and adults.
The topics of discussion include: how to read a dog’s body language; how to
handle a loose dog; how to approach and respond to owned dogs; what to do if attacked.
Responsible Pet Ownership – This program covers all the basic needs
of any owned animal. It also provides advice on animals that may be outdoors or indoors, proper dog training,
safety tips for outdoor pets and travel plans, the importance of spaying and neutering
as well as tips on how to be prepared in case of an emergency.
AC&C Ordinances for Mecklenburg County – Humane Education Officer Julia Conner is available to attend presentations,
seminars and community meetings to discuss and answer questions pertaining to
the animal ordinances and laws in Mecklenburg County.
of the Shelter – AC&C appreciates those in
our community that do food drives for the Pet Food Bank, and supply and money collections for the animals at
our shelter. We would like to thank these groups
by offering them a guided
tour of our shelter. Many have even enjoyed birthday
parties here! The tour will include educational information
about our shelter and the animals, some of our
procedures and learning about a few different animals that may or may not make good
If you would like to schedule a school, or business visit, come for a shelter tour or would like
more information on the programs listed, please contact Humane Education Officer Julia Conner
through email at email@example.com .
Officer Julia Conner
Rusty - 25 lbs Onyx - 40 lbs
Shout out and thank you to the Girl Scout Troop 1087 for creating a flyer with some basic info regarding dog safety and bite prevention!