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Close up of White Pekingese puppy sitting in the cage at the animal hospital veterinary Clinic waiting for recovery from treatment and find a good home.

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Animal rights supporters in Charlotte are urging the city council to allocate more resources to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Animal Care and Control.

During a budget public hearing, activists emphasized the need for additional staff at the shelter.

Krystin Lasprilla, an animal rights advocate, highlighted the emotional challenges faced by volunteers due to the shelter’s underfunding and systemic issues.

The call for increased investment in the shelter aims to address these concerns and improve the welfare of animals in the community.

Recent renovations and updates have put a strain on the shelter and their ability to provide enough kennels for the pets.