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The kids are back in school and fall sports have started up. You’re too busy to be cooking every night of the week! Take a break from the kitchen, go out to eat and, at the same time, support the animals at the Humane Society of Charlotte.

On Tuesday, September 13th, participating Restaurants for Rescues establishments will donate up to 20% of their proceeds to the Humane Society of Charlotte. Restaurants for Rescues is a partnership of Charlotte-area restaurants, bars, and breweries. Since the program’s inception in 2018, this initiative has raised over $49,000 for the animals in HSC’s care.

Find a restaurant, bakery, brewery, ice cream shop, or bar near you on the list below, or on the Humane Society of Charlotte’s interactive map. If a restaurant has multiple locations, each location may not be participating so be sure to double-check. Let’s eat, drink, and save lives!

8 Places to Rescue Pets Near Charlotte, North Carolina

I warn you before you read this, your heart will melt. There are tons and tons of pets in the Charlotte metro and surrounding areas that need loving homes. Not to make you sad, but across the world, animal shelters take in millions of stray, abused, and lost animals each and every day. However, when you rescue one of these animals, you are giving them a second chance.

Here you will find a list of 8 different places you can rescue pets near Charlotte, North Carolina. Please make sure you have the time and financial means to take care of a pet before agreeing to.