CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Many people are adopting pets to help them through the coronavirus pandemic. August is a great month to adopt during NBC/Telemundo's Clear the Shelters campaign.
This year, Clear the Shelters will be a month-long campaign, finding homes for animals across the Charlotte area who need a forever family.
Also new this year are the opportunities to find pets online and via the WeRescue app, and to donate to hundreds of other shelters that are not able to remain open during the COVID-19 crisis, but still desperately need help to care for animals and place them in homes.
WCNC Charlotte is teaming up with the following shelters in the Charlotte area:
CMPD Animal Care & Control
8315 Byrum Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217
Humane Society of Charlotte
2700 Toomey Ave, Charlotte, NC 28203
Cleveland County Animal Services
1609 Airport Rd, Shelby, NC 28150
(704) 481-9884 ext. 5
Piedmont Animal Rescue
228 E Waterlynn Rd, Mooresville, NC 28117
Lincoln County Animal Services
650 John Howell Memorial Dr, Lincolnton, NC 28092
Other NBC stations across the country are participating in the annual pet adoption drive.
The map below highlights the participating shelters.
To help individuals and communities continue to practice safe social distancing measures, WCNC Charlotte's month-long “Adopt & Donate” effort will feature virtual pet adoptions and make it easy for people to donate online to participating shelters and rescues. The campaign runs from Aug. 1 through Aug. 31, 2020.