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October 09
​Give a shelter dog a home this month

Pit bulls available at a discounted rate in October

October is a busy time at the Wake County Animal Center as it recognizes National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and National Pit Bull Awareness Month. In honor of these efforts, the center is reducing the cost to adopt pit bulls, so staff can help these special dogs find forever homes.

“When I ask people to consider a pit bull for adoption, it’s because I own three of them,” said Dr. Jennifer Federico, director of the Wake County Animal Center. “Two have passed the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen test, and one is a retired blood donor.”

“Potential dog owners should consider pit bulls just like they would any other type of dog and give the individual dog a chance – no matter their breed.”

During the month of October, pit bulls will be available for $25. The adoption fee for an already spayed or neutered dog is normally $45.

There are currently 31 pit bulls at the center and nine in foster homes that are available for adoption. Pit bulls make up approximately 30 percent of the dogs the center takes in annually. Visit the Wake County Animal Center Adoption Gallery to view all animals available for adoption.

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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