NCVMA Presents $2,500 Animal Welfare Grant to Charlotte Animal Care & Control Shelter

North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association Supports The Animal Care & Control Division of The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

Charlotte, NC, December 11, 2013 --( The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association has announced that it has awarded a $2,500 Animal Welfare Grant to The Animal Care & Control Shelter with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department to help replace the facility's fencing. Animal Welfare grants are given to public and private shelters needing financial assistance for supplies or for improvements to animal housing facilities. So far in 2013, the NCVMA has granted $14,400 to shelters across North Carolina.

The Animal Care & Control Division of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is committed to protecting the safety of citizens and animals within the community. The 45,000 square foot facility holds approximately 165 dog runs, 220 stainless steel kennels and provides an area for the Gary T. DeLisser Spay/Neuter Clinic operated by the Humane Society of Charlotte. The organization works 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.

“The Animal Care & Control Shelter with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is nationally-emulated as a leading model within the animal welfare community,” said Claire Holley, executive director of the NCVMA. “The NCVMA is proud to offer its support to this progressive organization, and we hope that these funds will help further its mission to promote responsible pet ownership and safety within North Carolina.”

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The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA) is a professional organization of veterinarians dedicated to compassionate animal care and quality medicine. The NCVMA promotes integrity and excellence in veterinary medicine, provides the highest quality continuing education programs and conferences, supports its members through public relations and marketing efforts to the public and governing officials, lobbies on behalf of the interests of the entire profession, and serves as an advocate and voice for veterinary medicine in the state. As recognized experts in veterinary medicine, NCVMA members are frequently asked to contribute their opinions and lend their expertise to media outlets throughout North Carolina and around the country, including The News & Observer, Charlotte Today, Wilmington Star-News, Fayetteville Observer, Greensboro News & Record, USA Today, Yahoo!, ABC News and News14 Carolina. For more information, visit, or call (800) 446-2862 or (919) 851-5850.
Robert Buhler