SPCA of Wake County

This week PetravelR™ is spotlighting the SPCA of Wake County, North Carolina on Adopt a Friend.

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The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Wake County, NC is dedicated to creating a more humane community where every adoptable animal has a home.  The SPCA of Wake County was founded in Raleigh, NC in 1967. For their first 25 years, the SPCA served as the only animal shelter in Wake County, providing adoption and lost pet services to more than 10,000 homeless pets each year.

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The mission of the SPCA of Wake County is to protect, shelter and promote the adoption of homeless animals, to provide education about responsible pet ownership, and to reduce pet overpopulation through spay/neuter programs. The SPCA is a limited admission, no-kill organization that takes in over 3,200 animals a year and provides food, love, attention, exercise, medical care and behavior support until they can be adopted into loving, responsible homes.

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The SPCA works to transfer as many animals as possible from the Wake County Animal Center and other shelters where the sheer volume of incoming animals creates the most risk for euthanasia.  If you thinking about getting a pet, please review this list of Things to Consider first.  And if you still think you and your family are ready to bring home a pet, visit the SPCA Pet Adoption Center in Raleigh   or take a look online at the many dogs, cats, rabbits and small pets that are waiting for permanent, loving homes.

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The SPCA of Wake County provides a comprehensive group of programs and services to match homeless pets with loving families, prevent animals from entering area shelters, and effectively address animal suffering and neglect.  In addition to adoption services, these include:

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The SPCA of Wake County is a local, independent, non-profit organization that receives no government funding or tax dollars, or funding from national organizations or the ASPCA. They rely almost entirely on private donations to fund their annual operating budget.  You can make a life-changing difference for thousands of homeless companion animals and help the SPCA bring valuable services to the pets and people in our community. Your support is vital to the SPCA of Wake County — donors make all the work the SPCA does possible.  You can even make a tribute gift to honor or remember a special person or pet. Consider remembering the SPCA in your estate planning or  joining the monthly gift program.  The SPCA also has a wish list of items that you can drop off at the shelter or have shipped to the adoption center from their Amazon wish list.

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If you are interested in volunteering with the SPCA of Wake County, there are many different types of rewarding adult and youth volunteer opportunities available.  The SPCA needs help with:

  • Fostering shelter animals
  • Basic and advanced volunteer jobs with cats – Cat Butlers, Cat Cage Butlers, Kitten Keepers, and Cat Matchmakers
  • Basic and advanced volunteer jobs with dogs – Dog Butlers, Puppy Butlers, Super Scrubbers, Dog Matchmakers, and Puppy Matchmakers
  • Bunny Buddies (advanced)
  • Facilities – laundry services, handyman, recycling, transport, pet food collection, medical (volunteers with prior veterinary experience)
  • Administrative assistance
  • Events – adoption events, fundraising, and special events

Wake SPCA cat 1PetravelR™ urges you to support your local shelters and rescues by adopting, volunteering, and donating. And remember that spaying and neutering helps reduce overpopulation and makes your pets better family member!

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