Community Pet Day

Community Pet Days: Let's keep pets and families together, with Kitty and Pitty illustrations

About This Event

Community Pet Day will offer struggling pet owners low-cost wellness services, along with resources on how to find affordable pet food and supplies. Wake County Animal Center staff will be providing $5 rabies shots and $10 microchipping. Local veterinarian Dr. April Ward will also be on hand to offer a single-shot vaccine, DHPP, that protects dogs against Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza and Parvo, and it will be offered at no cost! A similar distemper combo-shot, the FVRCP vaccine, will be offered at no cost for cats, covering Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia. Extended wellness exams for pets will not be offered due to time limitations.

Friends of Wake County Animal Center will also be on hand with affordable spay/neuter voucher information and other low-cost food and pet supply resources. In addition to pet health resources, Wake County Health & Human Services will offer resources for families, too, including no-cost at-home COVID tests and other wellness and low-cost program information.


  • CASH: While we’re working on a way to allow credit card payments, we can only accept cash at this time – each pet that receives a rabies and microchipping would be a total of $15.
  • WATER: It’s still hot, and we’ve had a lot of people coming out for these events, so you and your pets may have to wait for more than an hour – please bring water for yourself and your cat or dog. If you have an umbrella or chair you’d like to bring while you wait, we encourage you to bring it!
  • RABIES PAPERWORK: We’re offering $5 rabies shots – both 1-year doses and 3-year doses, but we NEED pet owners to PLEASE bring your vet paperwork with proof of prior doses (a rabies tag on a collar is not sufficient). If you have the paperwork from your last rabies shot, you can get the 3-year vaccine for just $5. But if you do not have proof, your pet will only be able to get the rabies shot that lasts one year.
  • PATIENCE: Please pack your patience, we have so many people struggling to keep their pet families together and we want to help each and every one. Be prepared to wait with your pet – we’ll serve everyone we can while supplies last.

For additional information please contact the Wake County Animal Center at 919-212-PETS (7387) or


Animal Services


Pets & Animals


All Ages
September 25, 2022
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
$5 rabies shots, $10 microchipping – CASH ONLY