Wake County Animal Center Needs Your Help to Avoid Euthanizing Dogs

A dog sits in a cage waiting for adoption.

The Wake County Animal Center needs your help to free up space in our kennels, or we could have to put down dogs.

"We don't want to euthanize for space and this plea is to make our community aware of the urgent need," Animal Services Director Dr. Jennifer Federico said. "There are only so many kennels and we need YOUR help!"

Here's what you can do to help save dogs in our community:

  • If you can adopt, check out the dogs we have at pets.wakegov.com!
  • If you can't adopt, share our animals on your social media to help find them homes.
  • If you find a stray, try to find the owner yourself before bringing to the shelter. Ask a local vet to check for a microchip, post the animal on NextDoor and TrianglelLostPets.org or any local Facebook group. Your efforts keep space open in the shelter!
  • If you need to give up your pet, try to find it a new yourself. Post online, ask friends and family or return the pet to where you got it. (Note: We require appointments for owners to surrender pets so we can try to manage our limited facility space.)

"The Wake County Animal Center will have to start euthanizing dogs to make space for incoming dogs if dogs do not get adopted, reclaimed by their owner or transferred out to a rescue partner," Dr. Federico said.

Pets are available for adoption every day from noon to 6 p.m. at the Wake County Animal Center, 820 Beacon Lake Drive, Raleigh.

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