Wake County Working Cats

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Saving the Lives of Stray & Feral Cats!  

The Wake County Animal Center's Working Cat Program offers an easy and humane way to save the lives of stray and feral cats that aren't tame enough for the adoption floor. Through this program, stray and feral cats are given the opportunity to find a new job and live an enjoyable outdoor life ALL BECAUSE OF YOU! 

How it works 

YOU provide: food, shelter (farm, barn, or warehouse), and future vaccinations

CAT provides: rodent control! 

Wake County Animal Center provides: spay/neuter and ear clip*, first FVRCP and rabies vaccination (good for one year), one-time topical application of flea/parasite treatment

*a tipped left ear is the universal symbol of a sterilized and vaccinated community cat 

Cost:  $0 

Knowing you saved a life:  PRICELESS! 

  • Please note that the Wake County Animal Center will determine which cats at our facility will be a good fit for the Working Cats Program. Only stray and feral cats may be eligible for the program.  The Wake County Animal Center does not perform spay or neuter surgery on privately owned animals. 
  • Cats may not be released in Holly Springs, within the city limits of Raleigh, or in the Town of Garner due to local ordinance. 
  • Our goal is to save cats from euthanasia. 
  • For more information, email: animalcenter@wake.gov