​Rescue Partner Animal Search Portal

This page is for AC&C Rescue Partners only. Only some of the animals listed on these pages are available for rescues and general adoption but most are for rescues only.​ If you are NOT a rescue partner and you want to see the animals available for adoption, visit our Adopt-A-Pet page. Any AC&C rescue partner that is already approved/signed up with our facility can come to the shelter and  pull any animal(s) they see listed here or in open adoption any time during normal business hours. The animals listed here are ones in need of rescue group assistance due to behavior, age, medical, length of stay, etc.​ and are only available to our rescue group partners at this time.

If your rescue group is not an approved CMPD AC&C Rescue Partner scroll down to find out more details on how to become our partner in saving animals lives. Once approved, you'll be added to our Rescue Group List.​ You'll also be eligible to join our Rescue Group page on Facebook. You must be an approved animal transfer agent on behalf of your rescue before you will be added to the group page. In your personal Facebook page search for AC&C Rescue Partners and click the join button. Note that there will be questions to answer in regards to adding you to the group. If you are not an approved transfer agent or you do not answer the questions, your request will be deleted.



link to dogs needing rescue

link to cats needing rescue

link to other pets needing rescue

Dear Rescue Partner Applicant,

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Animal Care & Control Division Rescue Partner Program will work jointly with approved 501c3 rescue groups to provide safe and loving placement to animals in need.  The success of the program depends on the support of groups like yours, so please read and complete the following information so that we can begin working with your organization right away.

We thank you for your interest and commitment to improving the lives of animals in our community!


The Staff & Volunteers of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control Division

***​Please note that part of the requirement to become an approved partner is to read and sign both the Rescue Group Agreement and the Code of Conduct that is listed in the online form. We also recommend saving a copy for your records.

If you need a printed version of this application, Rescue Group Agreement, and/Code of Conduct to fill out and send in, OR if you have any questions before filling out the form, please email our rescue coordinator at

If you agree to the terms above, continue to the application page.