Spay/Neuter Clinic fund-raising event Sunday

The Spay/Neuter Clinic’s biggest fund-raising event of the year is Sunday, when Charlotte-Mecklenburg police’s Animal Care & Control holds its eighth annual Animal Kneads Day.

Staff members from the CMPD division will take over the Great Harvest Bread Company in southeast Charlotte for the day, selling loaves of bread and other bakery items for a $10 donation. All of the money raised during the day goes to support the Spay/Neuter Clinic.

Last year, Animal Care & Control raised more than $17,000. The sale is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the store, in the Shops at Piper Glen at 6420 Rea Road.

The store’s owners, Jeff and Janet Ganoung, and their staff bake about 1,000 loaves of bread and other items annually for the sale.

Animal Care & Control statistics show the number of dogs and cats euthanized at the shelter has dropped from about 12,000 to 6,000 over the past five years, and they credit efforts to spay and neuter pets as being a major factor.

In addition to the bakery sale, there also will be live music, pet vendors and animal adoptions.