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July 02
​Wake County Animal Center Nearing Capacity

Nearly 200 dogs and cats available for adoption

The Wake County Animal Center is nearing capacity and needs the community’s help to find adoptable pets their forever homes.

There are approximately 500 dogs and cats in the care of the Wake County Animal Center either at the shelter or in foster care, with many of them ready for adoption. Of those animals, almost 200 are ready for adoption. All animals available for adoption can be viewed on our online adoption gallery. Fees and tips on what you should do before you adopt can be found on our website.

Many animals currently in care at the center but not yet available for adoption are strays. If you have lost your pet, please check our gallery regularly to see if they are at the center. More information on how to find a lost pet can also be found on our website.

Animal shelters typically experience an influx of cats and kittens during warmer months. 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.”

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.

To learn more about the Wake County Animal Center and animals available for adoption, visit wakegov.com/pets, and follow the center on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @WakeGovPets.


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