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June 05
​Give a Cat a Home During National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

Adoption special runs Wednesdays in June

June marks the start of summer and the celebration of National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month. Typically, during warmer months, animal shelters experience an influx of cats and kittens. To help get these purr-fect cats into loving homes, the Wake County Animal Center will hold an adoption special on adult cats throughout the month.

On Wednesdays during the month of June, all cats age six months and older will be available for adoption at whatever price you choose.

Adult cats make great pets, because they have already developed their personalities and behaviors. If a cat is coming from a foster home, potential owners will know more about what the animal is like in a home environment. 

View the Wake County Animal Center Adoption Gallery to see all animals available for adoption. 

To keep the number of cats coming into the shelter down, pet owners are encouraged to have their cats spayed or neutered, even if they are indoor cats. The center also encourages residents to refrain from bringing abandoned litters of kittens to the shelter. 

“Generally, litters of kittens that are found are not abandoned. The mother is most likely out finding food for herself and will return shortly,” said Animal Center Director Dr. Jennifer Federico. “Please only bring litters of kittens to the center if you are sure that they are abandoned or in danger.”

Gift Certificates
If you know someone who wants to adopt a pet, purchase them a gift certificate for the center. Gift certificates can be purchased for any dollar amount and redeemed within a year for the adoption of a pet from the center. 

About the Wake County Animal Center
The Wake County Animal Center is an open-admission animal 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. 

Learn more about the Wake County Animal Center and animals available for adoption here, and follow the center on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @WakeGovPets.


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