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Wake County Animal Center
The Wake County Animal Center is an open-admission animal shelter operated by Wake County. We receive all stray, abandoned & surrendered pets in Wake County. We work in partnership with fosters, volunteers and local 
rescues, to treat and rehome thousands of homeless animals every year. Learn more.


Before surrendering a pet to us...
We encourage you to review some options prior to surrendering your animal. Please bring your driver's license or other form of identification and some proof that you own the animal. Wake County Animal Center does not accept animals from individuals that reside outside of Wake County or from animal centers or organizations outside of Wake County. Due to limited shelter space, we can only accept animals from Wake County residents. Learn more.

820 Beacon Lake Drive, Raleigh - view directions   |   919-212-PETS (7387)   |   Open Daily: Noon - 6 p.m.

Need an Animal Control Report or public records request?
View the Animal Center reports or submit a public records request online.

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