City of Charlotte, Petco Foundation open new pet adoption center
La Vondra Farquharson
LaVondra.Farquharson@ci.charlotte.nc.us
8/5/2020
New Pet Adoption Center

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control (AC&C) announced its new partnership with the Petco Foundationfont to open an adoption center in the Petco located in Huntersville, NC.

The adoption center opened on June 1. AC&C held a virtual ribbon cutting event on Aug. 4 to celebrate the facility opening.

“Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control is extremely excited about the opportunity to partner with the Petco Foundation and create a better world for animals and the people that love them in an even more tangible way,” said Dr. Josh Fisher, AC&C director. “The Petco Foundation has always been such an amazing partner in the impactful work of animal services agencies around the country, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg is deeply proud to be one such partner.”

Since opening in June, 150 animals have been adopted. “The adoption center shows Petco’s commitment to being an adopt-based company when it comes to cats and dogs. Every single time you adopt or donate to the Petco Foundation, it always goes to a local shelter,” said Petco Manger Alex Wolfe. “We are really happy that this is a stepping stone that some of these animals need to find their forever family.”

The Petco Foundation has invested more than $280 million since 1999 to support lifesaving work nationwide. And, it has helped place more than 6.5 million pets in new homes. AC&C has received five grants in the past six years from the Petco Foundation totaling approximately $100,000.

The adoption center is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7pm; Sunday 10 a.m. to 7p.m. and is fully staffed by AC&C employees.