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Dog Fence-Build w/ HSC (HB1 Event)
February 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join Hearts Beat as One for a Rewarding Morning. Please SIGN-UP HERE & bring your completed waiver!
Saturday, Feb. 23. 9:00AM – 1:00PM.
Meet at 2700 Toomey Ave, Charlotte, NC 28203 to pack the truck, go through orientation, and car pool to the location.
Wear closed-toe shoes with good traction and clothes that can get dirty. We also recommend long pants.
Bring water and work gloves.
Wear your volunteer shirt if you have one! This is great for our photos and helps raise awareness of the program.
Check weather forecasts and dress appropriately.
Say “Cheese!” If you volunteer for an HB1 event we may use a photo taken with YOU in it, on our social media, website, etc.
♦ Thank you from the bottom of our HB1 hearts! ♦
Moving a dog from a chained life to one in a yard reduces bite potential and other risks associated with chaining. It also increases options for both dogs and their owners for richer, more frequent interactions.
The program opens a connection between dogs and pet owners where there may not have been one before. It also lets the Humane Society of Charlotte serve as a resource for the fence as well as for other needs that may be helpful to the human/animal bond. This may include access to spay/neuter, behavior counseling, enrichment programs, and tools to transition a primarily outdoor dog to living inside. It’s not uncommon for families in this program to eventually transition outdoor dogs to indoors.
Volunteers are the key to making this program work. We accept the generous help of both our regular volunteers and groups who come to put up just one fence. Businesses, clubs, other animal welfare organizations, universities and a variety of other organizations have helped!
The program focuses on areas of Charlotte where there’s an identified need for access to pet resources. These areas typically also lack access to many human services, have low incomes, and struggle with a high rate of human-food insecurity. These focus areas often have higher volumes of Animal Control concerns and complaint calls. Our strategically planned work helps reduce the number of dogs going into the shelter system.
Our work can increase options for pet owners, introducing them to additional programs that HSC offers, such as our Community Cat Project, our Pet Food Bank, our Pets for Life Program, our Critter Care Wellness Clinic, our Spay/Neuter Clinic, and even our Volunteer program.