CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A North Carolina shelter is doing something special to honor now-retired Panthers linebacker, Luke Kuechly. 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Control and Care is waiving adoption fees for all adult dogs under 59-pounds, as long as a financial donation is made. Kuechly wore the number 59 during his eight seasons with the Panthers. 

The promotion runs through February 14. 

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The shelter has a goal to find homes for 107 dogs. The number represents the total of some of Kuechly's career stats. 

  • 2 Touchdowns
  • 12.5 Sacks
  • 7 Pro Bowl Appearances
  • 18 Interceptions
  • 67 Pass Deflections

Adopters will be entered in a drawing to win a Luke Kuechly prize pack. 

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