Wake County Animal Center will waive adoption fees to ’empty the shelter’

The Wake County Animal Center will waive all adoption fees on Saturday, August 27, as part of the nationwide Clear the Shelters effort to find homes for pets.

“We’ll always make sure we’re the right fit for you and your new pet, but for eight hours on Saturday we’re waiving all adoption fees to hopefully help clean up our shelter,” the family said. Wake County Commissioner Maria Cervania. “We hope our community will join us for this event. We’re here to match you with your best friend.

To give the community enough time to find a pet, the animal center will open for two additional hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on August 27.

Currently, 63 dogs, 19 cats, 27 kittens and a rabbit are waiting to be adopted. The shelter has a capacity of 75 dogs and new pets come to the shelter every day. In June and July alone, the Wake County Animal Center welcomed 1,631 animals.

“This is a perfect opportunity if you’re considering adding a furry friend to your family, and the added capacity helps keep operations running smoothly at our center,” said Wake County Commissioner Vickie Adamson.

Typical adoption fees are $95 for dogs, $45 for cats under 5, and $15 for cats over 5. All animals adopted from the center are sterilized and microchipped before returning home to their new families. On August 27, all fees will be waived.

Some dogs that come to our shelter test positive for heartworm, which is a preventable and treatable disease. To help keep these great pets from being adopted, Friends of Wake County Animal Center is offering a $350 sponsorship through their Heal a Heart program to help pay for needed medications. Be sure to ask for more information at the center!

“Animal shelters across the country are at or near capacity, including us, so we really need the help of the community to adopt, foster or volunteer to save these homeless animals,” said Dr. Jennifer Federico, director of the Wake County Animal Center. . “We see more animals coming in than going out!”

Can’t wait for August 27? Adopt now! Discover our adoption gallery or come see the sweet faces for yourself! The shelter is open for adoptions daily from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week. The Wake County Animal Center is located at 820 Beacon Lake Parkwaynear the intersection of I-440 and New Bern Avenue in Raleigh.

The Wake County Animal Center is the only open-admission shelter in Wake County that never refuses animals, including strays, strays, and abandoned animals. The shelter treats and rehouses thousands of homeless animals each year.

Benjamin M. Yerger