Kennels are open again at CMPD Animal Care and Control

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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Animal Control and Protection Office is located at 8315 Byrum Drive near Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

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Kennels are now open at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Animal Control and Custody Department days after the shelter ran out of space.

More than 25 kennels can now house dogs in need thanks to the “incredible response” from the community, said Julia Conner, the shelter’s social media coordinator.

Last week, the shelter asked animal adopters and foster families for help after its 155 kennels reached zero capacity. People showed up over the weekend and helped by adopting 28 dogs and taking some on “stayaways,” Conner said.

Stays“allowing people to give shelter dogs a break from their kennels by bringing them into their homes for five days or more if they choose to adopt. The animals may eventually return to the shelter.

“Through these adoptions, our foster families were able to take in new dogs and we made room,” Conner said.

The shelter was planning more adoptions on Tuesday, according to Conner.

This story was originally published April 26, 2022 12:09 p.m.

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