We would venture to guess that we all have at least a few animal lovers in our lives. This holiday season, what better way to show that you can care than with a gift from one of our favorite local animal-loving companies/rescues!
We've pulled together a list of our favorites for you. A quick and easy place to get some ideas for everyone, no matter what their love language!
Donate to a Rescue
Charlotte and the surrounding area has a ton of rescues, from dogs to cats to retired farm animals and our feathered friends, there is no shortage of organizations doing great work for those in need. All of them have donation options and some of them even have tours and experiences that can be purchased.
Changing Hearts - This non-profit farmed animal sanctuary is committed to changing hearts on behalf of animals through education and rescue. Donate in someone's name, schedule a farm tour or buy some fun vegan swag through this amazing organization!
Cotton Branch Farm Sanctuary - This sanctuary provides a safe haven for abandoned, abused and neglected pigs, saved from their past situations. You purchase from their wish list or make donations. Support the animals while giving someone you love a great gift.
Carolina Waterfowl Rescue - This is non profit 501c3 wildlife rescue organization located in Charlotte, NC. CWR is run by federally licensed wildlife rehabilitators who provide sanctuary, rescue, and rehabilitation for wildlife, farmed, and exotic animals. Purchase some swag, make a donation in someone's name or maybe even schedule a volunteer shift for those speakers of the "Quality Time" love language.
Greater Charlotte SPCA - The Greater Charlotte Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) serves the animals and people of Charlotte, NC and the surrounding counties. They better the lives of homeless animals through vet care, foster care, humane education and spay/neuter programs. They accept donations and you can also volunteer!
Daily Mews - Daily Mews Cat Cafe provides a safe haven for adoptable rescue cats in a cozy, café environment. You can schedule a time to go grab a drink and spend time with the felines. They also have donation options and a boutique!
Mac Tabby - Relax and unwind with adoptable felines and one of Mac Tabby's two locations in the area, one in NoDa and one in Concord. They've also got gift cards and merch for the cat lover in your life.
Have more to add? We're all ears. Shoot us an email at email@example.com and let us know about your other favorites.
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