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The Humane Society of Charlotte and NoDa Brewing team up for Rescue Brew 2023

April 19, 2023



Charlotte, NC. (April 19, 2023) - The Humane Society of Charlotte (HSC) and NoDa Brewing Company have kicked off their third year of collaboration to raise money to support the mission of HSC. Rescue Brew, an online photo competition featuring cats and dogs will run through June 12 with the winning entries being announced on June 23.

New to this year, you can enter and vote in the Chapel Hill area with the addition of Beautiful Together Animal Sanctuary and Hope Animal Rescue. Members of the Charlotte and Chapel Hill communities and beyond are encouraged to submit photos of their dogs or cats to compete for the ultimate prize of being the face of the Rescue Brew 2023 can label.

The winning photos will be turned into custom pet portraits by Charlotte artist, Maddy Ebbert and Durham artist, John Campbell. Those portraits will then become the official Rescue Brew 2023 can label in each region.

In addition, the top six dogs and top six cats in each region will be featured in the official Rescue Brew Calendars. All twelve winners will receive a professional photo session from Reflections by Rhiannon in Charlotte and from Tamara Lackey in Chapel Hill.

“This fundraiser has been a huge success the past two years,” said Cody Nations, Director of Marketing at NoDa Brewing Company. “We’re honored to be a part of this incredible initiative with HSC and now our friends in Chapel Hill to help as many cats and dogs in the Carolinas that need our support.”

Those interested can submit their pet's photo and a brief description explaining why their dog or cat is the perfect face for Rescue Brew! All photo submissions require a $10 entry fee. For voters, $1 = 1 vote, per photo.

In Charlotte, all funds raised will support the mission of HSC and go directly to help animals at the Humane Society of Charlotte. In Chapel Hill, all funds raised will support the missions of Beautiful Together Animal Sanctuary and Hope Animal Rescue.

Key Dates:

April 19 – June 12: Online photo submission period via

June 12 – June 20: Continued voting period. No additional photo submissions will be accepted.

June 23: Rescue Brew contest winners announced.

July 19: Rescue Brew can label reveal.

August 4: Rescue Brew Launch Paw-ty at NoDa Brewing. Rescue Brew will be on tap and 4-packs will be available for purchase. 

HSC Contact:

Name: Meg Doherty

Title: Marketing & Communications Manager

Phone: 908.616.6963

Email address: 

NoDa Brewing Contacts:

Name: Cody Nations

Title: Director of Marketing

Phone: 704.900.6851

Email address:

About The Humane Society of Charlotte

The Humane Society of Charlotte is a community resource committed to delivering effective, innovative services that strengthen the human-animal bond and improve the lives of companion animals and the people who care about them. Their vision is for Charlotte, NC to be a united community where animal welfare is valued and demonstrated through educated and collaborative efforts leading to positive outcomes for animals. The Humane Society of Charlotte follows a no-kill philosophy, which is based on saving all animals that come to them, and in addition to low-cost fees for adoption, spay/neuter and wellness services, rely on the generous support of animal-loving individuals in the community to fund their work. For more information, please visit or @humanecharlotte on all social platforms.

About NoDa Brewing Company

Opening our production and taproom doors in October of 2011, we have since become one of the Charlotte area’s winningest breweries - with bronze, silver and gold medals from the Great American Beer Festival® and the World Beer Cup®.  If you are in the Carolinas, be sure to stop by our Chapel Hill, North End, OG, or Charlotte-Douglas Airport Taprooms and enjoy our family-friendly environment and beer gardens. 

About Beautiful Together Animal Sanctuary

Beautiful Together Animal Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2014. Operating remotely for over eight years, our permanent operations are currently being built out on 83 acres of beautiful farmland in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. We rescue animals who have been abused, neglected or abandoned and give them the care they need while we work to find them loving homes. With a focus on empathy-building and pet therapy, we connect animals in need of refuge with children living in foster care, at-risk situations or in underserved environments in our community and well beyond. Our goal is simple: To connect the vulnerable and the voiceless in purposeful ways that benefit us all.

About Hope Animal Rescue

Hope Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all-volunteer organization, founded in 2013, dedicated to rescuing and rehoming dogs in North Carolina. We promote the compassionate and humane treatment of all animals while focusing our efforts on homeless and at-risk pets. Our mission at Hope Animal Rescue is to protect and find good homes for abandoned and neglected dogs in North Carolina and advocate for their welfare while cultivating outreach initiatives to further the bond between people and pets. While rescue and animal welfare work provide a service to the community’s pets, rescue is just as much a service to its people. We cannot adequately serve our community if all are not represented, respected, and treated equitably.

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