The Time Has Come to Say Farewell

After five years and more blood, sweat and tears than any of us thought possible, we are sad to announce the time has come to close Petey’s Promise.

The decision is heartwrenching for all of us that have worked so hard to make Petey’s Promise such a success, but ultimately the monthly financial burdens of maintaining the charity and the stressful, nearly impossible, task of keeping the doors open is just too much. We feel we can do more to help individually than we can if we continue to worry and struggle to find money for rent, food storage, taxes and 501(c)3 compliances.

We have done great things over the past five years, and are proud that such a small idea has grown into such a fantastic part of the community. It is a testament that a few people can make a change and such a difference! We feed more than 5,000 animals during the past five years. That is amazing. We were the forerunners for pet food banks in NC and, luckily, the idea has caught on and there are several organizations now to help feed our furry friends.

We want to thank all our friends, family and volunteers for the countless hours they’ve put into helping Petey’s Promise, allowing us to accomplish so much and help so many animals. Although we have accomplished so much, we know there is still a great need. For anyone seeking assistance, here is a list of organizations that may be able to help:

Second Harvest Pet Food Bank
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
500-B Spratt Street
Charlotte, NC 28206

Kitty City
36 Union St S
Concord, NC 28025
(704) 795-5219

Humane Society of Concord and Greater Cabarrus County
Multiple Locations

Humane Society of Charlotte
2700 Toomey Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 377-0534
We will be announcing an open house to clear out any reserves in our pantry. We will let you know as soon as we’ve worked those details out. Thank you again for the support.

Sincerely,
Liz Mellott, President
and the Petey’s Promise Board of Directors