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Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control

8315 Byrum Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217

Our Mission

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Services is committed to protecting the safety of citizens and animals within our community. Our goals are to create partnerships within the community in order to promote responsible pet ownership, decrease the overpopulation of domestic pets through spay-neuter programs, and to place adoptable animals in good homes.?

We Value:

The safety of our citizens

Animal welfare

The continuous development of our employees

Our volunteers and their contributions

Partnerships with rescue groups & other agencies

Fairness & impartiality

Problem solving

A diverse workplace

The constitution of the United States and North Carolina

Operated as a division of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, we are a multi-faceted agency dedicated to providing the citizens of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County with animal care services. We are an organization that values community partnerships and working jointly to build a better world for animals and the people who own them.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Services is a division of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department under support services. It is recognized and emulated nationally as a leading model within the animal welfare community, and takes pride in initiating and implementing progressive programs and practices.

Adoption Policy

We are delighted that you are interested in one of the animals in our care at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Services. Specific animals get adopted quickly:
*Small Breeds
*Pure breeds

We are the municipal shelter for the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. This means that we cannot hold animals for interested parties. It also means that many of our adoptable pets are strays and we don’t have any background or personality notes about most of them. Our advice is to come to our adoption center and meet the pet you are interested in asap. This is the best way to know if a pet is the right fit for you and/or your family.If you are looking for specific information about this particular pet and/or looking for the adoption fees, please visit our website at

Our Adoption Center is located at 8315 Byrum Drive Charlotte, NC 28217.
Our hours of operation are:
Monday – Friday:     11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • day hours
    Monday 11am-7pm
    Tuesday 11am-7pm
    Wednesday 11am-7pm
    Thursday 11am-7pm
    Friday 11am-7pm
    Saturday 11am-5pm
    Sunday 11am-5pm

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