The Humane Society of Charlotte has outgrown its longtime home on Toomey Avenue. Almost one year after breaking ground at its next address, the Humane Society is close to moving in. According to Business North Carolina, the upgraded facility along Berryhill Avenue on Charlotte’s west side should be ready in late April or early May.
The new 27,000 square foot building is more than double the size of the Humane Society of Charlotte’s current location. The larger location will enable the non-profit’s 65 employees and an army of volunteers to care for approximately 30,000 animals per year.
Among the features of the new shelter are the individual indoor, climate-controlled, low-stress kennels. Emily Cook, marketing and communications manager at Humane Society of Charlotte, refers to them as “small hotel rooms.” Other amenities include:
- Expanded indoor adoption counseling and interaction areas
- Kitten condos and kennels
- Cat café
- Dog training facility
- Dog park
- Walking path
All of these improvements don’t come cheap but the Humane Society of Charlotte has been able to raise more than $14.5 million of its $15 million goals. You can learn more about their capital campaign and the new facility HERE.