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Find Your Furry Valentine at the Wake County Animal Center

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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.

Looking for a Valentine you can’t live without? The Wake County Animal Center is launching a special Valentine’s adoption campaign to help you “pawsibly” find the best Valentine’s gift! From Feb. 11 to 17, adoption fees for pets six months and older will be just $25 for dogs and name-your-price for cats.

“This Valentine’s, adopt a sweetheart that’s warm and furry,” said Cheryl Stallings, Wake County Commissioner. “When you adopt a homeless pet from our center, you save a life and…you save money! The discounted adoption includes the spay/neuter surgery, microchipping and updating required vaccinations.”

Right now, 72 dogs and 11 cats are waiting in the shelter to find their forever homes. Another 23 pets are in foster care, ready for adoptions.

If you can’t adopt, there are still so many ways to spread extra love!

  • Searching for the perfect Valentine’s gift to give the animal lovers in your life? Why not buy our gift certificate as a present for your loved one? Gift certificates are available for any dollar amount and may be redeemed toward the adoption of pets within a year of purchase.
  • Give the gift of love by donating. Your donations will help us to find new homes for our animals.
  • Send your loved ones one of our cute e-cards! You can download them and send them to your Valentine on this special day! Spread love through your words!

“Whichever way you choose to help animals this Valentine’s, you will be creating a better future for them,” said Dr. Jennifer Federico, director of the Wake County Animal Center. “If you open your heart to adoption, you will find an incredible love and companionship.”

In addition to reducing fees, the Animal Center makes it easy to find the perfect pet. Staff share lots of information about each pet’s unique personality and behaviors and work to match the pet with potential adopters. Adult pets are a great choice for adoption, because they have already settled into their traits and personalities, so that helps take the guesswork out of wondering how they’ll fit in with your family or lifestyle.

The foster care families are also amazing sources of information. They spend days living in their home with these dogs and cats and seeing them interact in social settings. The experience living with foster families prepares animals to adjust quickly in their forever homes.

Ready to adopt? Check out our adoption gallery or come by and see the sweet faces for yourself! The shelter is open for adoptions daily from noon to 6 p.m. seven days a week. The Wake County Animal Center is located at 820 Beacon Lake Drive, near the intersection of I-440 and New Bern Avenue in Raleigh.

Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash


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