Bojangles Helps CMPD Animal Care & Control Send Kittens To Their Forever Homes In Bo Style!


CHARLOTTE, NC (News Release) — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Animal Care & Control Division (AC&C) has adopted so many cats and kittens into new homes in the past two months, they have run out of “take-home” boxes… again.

In July of 2018, Bojangles, a quick-service restaurant that is known for its “Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits” and famous tailgating Big Bo Boxes helped AC&C out of a BIG traffic jam. The cats and kittens were being adopted so quickly, the shelter ran out of the cardboard cat carriers that provide the felines a safe ride to their new forever homes. The company that usually supplies the boxes was out of stock in their Charlotte warehouse.

“For years when my husband and I tailgated with friends before the Carolina Panther games, a Bojangles Tailgate box was our tailgate staple. I would always comment and laugh about how much they were like a cat carrier box. When I heard that we (AC&C) were out of cat carrier boxes and in desperate need of something for adopters to safely transport the kittens home in, the first thing that popped into my head was Bojangles tailgate boxes! One email was all it took for Bojangles to quickly jump on board and bring us brand new Bo Boxes!” said Melissa Knicely, Communications Manager for AC&C. “They literally saved the day.”

528 cats/kittens have been adopted from June 1, 2021 to July 27, 2021. That equals a lot of boxes being used to transport these furry friends to their new homes. Despite the order being placed well in advance, supply/demand issues once again have AC&C waiting on the box carriers for the next few weeks.

Bojangles has stepped in once again to save the day and will be supplying the shelter with more Big Bo Boxes today.

“It’s always a good day when your local shelter is rehoming pets faster than it can reload its box supply!” said Ken Reynolds, director of corporate and community affairs for Bojangles. “We appreciate our dedicated friends at AC&C and we hope our Big Bo Boxes help a few furry felines find their forever homes.”

Stop by AC&C today to meet the next member of your family and take them home in style – while supplies last.