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Wake County Animal Center Needs Your Help to Avoid Euthanizing Dogs

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Wake County North Carolina
Wake County North Carolina
Wake County is located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of July 1, 2019, the population was 1,111,761, making it North Carolina's most populous county as well as the most populous county in the Carolinas. From July 2005 to July 2006, Wake County was the 9th fastest-growing county in the United States, with the town of Cary and the city of Raleigh being the 8th and 15th fastest-growing cities, respectively. Its county seat is Raleigh, which is also the state capital. Eleven other municipalities are in Wake County, the largest of which is Cary, the third largest city of the Research Triangle region and the seventh largest municipality in North Carolina.


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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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