Full Wake County Animal Center, asking for help getting animals adopted to avoid euthanasia :: WRAL.com

— The Wake County Animal Center is full and is asking residents for help.

A spokesperson for the shelter said there was no more room for the dogs and euthanasia may be needed to make room.

Anyone interested in adoption is encouraged to visit the shelter’s website. Those who cannot adopt are encouraged to post the animals available for adoption on their social networks.

“We do not want to euthanize for space and this call is to raise awareness in our community of the urgent need,” the Wake County Animal Center posted on Facebook. “There are only a limited number of kennels and we need your help.”

The shelter also asks anyone who finds a stray animal to try to find the owner before bringing the animal to the shelter. Some ways to find an owner include having a veterinarian microchipped, posting the pet on NextDoor and TriangleLostPets.org or any local Facebook group.

Finally, anyone who needs to rehom a pet is encouraged to do so by posting online, asking friends and family, or returning the pet where it came from. Wake County Animal Shelter only accepts owners by appointment so the center can try to manage the space.

“Every stray animal you help find the owner and every animal you own and place yourself will help save the life of an animal already at the shelter,” the animal center said.

Benjamin M. Yerger