Newschannel 36 and our own Larry Sprinkle have a shared a commitment to save homeless and unwanted pets in our community. The station’s involvement started 23 years ago as the number of unwanted and mistreated pets in the Charlotte-area continued to grow.
Larry, a long-time advocate for homeless pets, began his popular twice-weekly segment “Tail Waggers” with the sole mission of find a loving home to animals in need. This includes dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, hamsters, and even a few pot bellied pigs. Every Tuesday on Charlotte Today, Dr. Mary Blinn from Animal Care and Control joins us with one of the hundreds of rescued animals that need a special home.
Saturday mornings on Newschannel 36, the Humane Society of Charlotte features one of the many dogs and cats that are in their shelter. Volunteers from the HSC are in studios to encourage adoption of rescued pets and to educate our viewers about the importance of spaying and neutering cats and dogs in this community. The adoption rate for our Tailwaggers has always been close to 100 percent over the past two decades.
A message from Larry….
”It’s so unfortunate that over four million animals are euthanized in the United States every year. One cat and her offspring can theoretically produce 420,000 cats in a 7-year period and one female dog and her offspring can theoretically produce 67,000 dogs in a 6-year period. It really is a responsible decision to spay and neuter our pets to solve the pet overpopulation problem in the United States. That message is an important part of our Tailwagger segment every week.”