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Source: Animal Care & Control / Animal Care & Control

Animal Care and Control in Charlotte is asking the community for help after more than 80 dogs arrived at the shelter in the last two days.

Our very own Holly Haze is a volunteer and foster through Animal Care and Control. She has been spearheading the Furry Friday feature for almost a year and has saved over 50 ACC dogs in the process, but for Holly, it will never be enough. She sees the need for help first hand multiple times per week when walking the shelter dogs. “Networking for these animals has consumed me. If I am not walking them, I am sharing their pictures and posting on the Mix page and Next Door. Every time a listener shares a post, it helps spread the word. These dogs deserve a chance for love, not euthanasia due to lack of space. City Council members have got to step up and help the cause or nothing will change.”

The shelter is in desperate need of fosters. Holly says, “If you can foster, please do, even temporary fostering. Sometimes fosters just need someone to watch their foster dog for a weekend or week. Any time out of the shelter helps.

Communication Director, Melissa Knicely believes those renovations should be finished sooner rather than later.

For those who are not sure about adding a furry friend to the family, Knicely recommends a ‘staycation, which has turned out to be a great help to the overcrowded shelter.

Between March 1 and March 3, CMPD says 81 dogs entered the shelter; 39 of them were returning from foster homes.

Currently, the shelter has no open kennels for these dogs due to the fact that the 46 kennels are under renovation.

A portion of the dogs surrendered to the shelter were found throughout the county, Knicely says. Before taking the animal directly to the shelter or dialing 311 for Animal Care and Control Officers, take it to one of the county’s 16 microchip locations. Veterinarians or other staff can use the microchip to collect the owner’s information and reunite them with their lost pets.

The main shelter is located at 8315 Byrum Drive and open 11-7 weekdays and 11-5 Saturday and Sundays.

The satellite location is at 2700 Toomey Ave and open 9-5 seven days a week.