CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Charlotte’s Animal Care and Control has crossed a milestone. They’ve reached their goal of a 90-percent live release rate for the year of 2020.
That means nine out of 10 animals are either reunited with their owners or go on to find forever homes. That’s really an astonishing number.
Just a few years ago, if an animal was brought into the shelter in Charlotte, their chances were pretty bleak. Some dogs and cats made it to find forever homes, but a vast majority never left these walls.
Having a 90-percent success rate, means many more sheltered dogs will find their forever homes.
Just last night, former WBTV reporter Kristen Hampton started sleeping in a tent outside CMPD’s Animal Care and Control, trying to raise awareness for shelter adoptions. Kristen said she would be out there until they reach the 90-percent mark.
Well, on Thursday night, Animal Care and Control made the special announcement that they ended the year with a 90-precent save rate.