Animal control gets creative after running out of carriers following 100+ adoptions

Animal control gets creative after running out of carriers following 100-plus adoptions

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - In less than a week, more than 160 cats and kittens have been adopted from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Animal Care and Control.

It's a huge win for the shelter which sent out an alert last Friday, they were at full capacity with their cats and kittens and needed help to clear the shelter.

Starting Saturday morning, people looking to adopt started flooding the lobby of AC&C.

So many people continued to come in and find their perfect match, the shelter started to run out of cardboard carriers to send the cats home in.

"We called the company we order them from," said spokesperson Melissa Knicely, "and because they don't keep them here in Charlotte they said they can't get them to us until late next week."

A slight panic set in. Then Knicely thought of a clever way to get carriers much faster.

"I've always thought of the tailgate boxes from Bojangles," Knicely said, "and I always remark how much they look like cat carriers."

A few phone calls later and a representative from the fried chicken chain showed up and saved the day with hundreds of donated boxes.

A pretty creative way to solve a problem that AC&C officials are more than happy to have.

"We're just really grateful to the community for stepping up and coming to adopt," Knicely said.

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