Fundraising Efforts Begin for Humane Society of Charlotte's New Resource Center

Carolina Panthers Head Coach Ron Rivera and Stephanie Rivera are honorary chairpersons for the $15 million capital campaign.

Photo courtesy of the Humane Society of Charlotte

The new facility would include a 46,000-square foot campus and expanded programs for people and pets. 

The Humane Society of Charlotte, which serves more than 25,000 animals through adoption, community outreach and services each year, is in need of a new home. The organization is presently located on Toomey Avenue in a building that is 50 years old and doesn't offer space to accommodate the ever-changing needs of the community, and expand programs and services, say organization leaders. 

The new 46,000-square-foot campus will be located on a 17.5 acre site on Berryhill Road in west Charlotte. The facility will allow the organization to not only expand its clinic services, including its spay and neuter program, but also provide space to host training classes, field trips, summer camps and birthday parties for children.

"With this new facility, we would be able to better serve Charlotte's animals and the people who care for them while expanding our services and programming to address the needs of the entire community," says Shelly Moore, CEO of the Humane Society of Charlotte.

To jumpstart the effort, Carolina Panthers Head Coach Ron Rivera and Stephanie Rivera are co-chairing a capital campaign to raise the $15 million needed for a new building.

"The city of Charlotte deserves a state-of-the-art animal resource center that we can be proud of and that's why Stephanie and I are asking the community to come together and support this desperately needed upgrade for the Humane Society of Charlotte," Ron Rivera says.

To date, the Humane Society of Charlotte has raised approximately $11 million through private donations, but construction won't start until the $15 million goal is reached. 

To learn more about the campaign and to make a donation visit www.anewhomeforhsc.org.