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November 22
​Give a Shelter Cat a Home

Wake County Animal Center at capacity for cats

The cat floor at the Wake County Animal Center is currently full, and Wake County is encouraging people to open their hearts and homes to a new pet.

Seventy cats are on the center’s adoption floor, and another 66 are in foster care waiting for homes. The center has taken in approximately 30 cats in the last three days alone.

During the month of November, cats aged 8 years and older are available for adoption on a name-your-price basis. All animals ready for adoption can be viewed on the center’s online adoption gallery.

The center also relies on volunteer foster parents to temporarily care for animals in their homes. If you are interested in learning more about fostering a pet, visit our website.

Owners who are thinking about surrendering their pet to the shelter should consider other options first, including waiting until the shelter is not full. Although the center makes every effort to save the animals in its care, animals surrendered may be euthanized for health, temperament or space. Due to limited shelter space, the center can only accept animals from Wake County residents.

About the Wake County Animal Center
The Wake County Animal Center, located at 820 Beacon Lake Drive in Raleigh, is an open-admission shelter operated by Wake County. The center receives all stray, abandoned and surrendered pets in the county and works in partnership with fosters, volunteers and local rescues to treat and rehome thousands of homeless animals every year.

Visit wakegov.com/pets/adoptions for more information on adopting from the Wake County Animal Center. 


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