Wake County Animal Center Reopens Doors to Walk-in Adoptions Today

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Wake County Animal Center is excited to announce that starting today, Dec. 12, the adoption floor is open to the public without the need for appointments. The last two dogs have successfully finished their dog flu quarantine and the public is invited to visit to view homeless pets inside the center as usual from noon to 6 p.m., seven days a week.

We’ve kept them safe, now help us get them out to loving new homes”, said Wake County Commissioner Vickie Adamson. “Whether you're looking for sweet seniors, energetic youngsters, or any other type of furry friend, now is the perfect time to adopt.”

Currently, there are 93 healthy dogs available for adoption in the building and an additional 21 in foster homes. For cat lovers, there are 10 cats and 13 kittens available in the building, with 20 cats and 23 kittens in foster homes. Adoption fees are $95 for dogs, $25 for long-timers, $45 for cats, and "Name Your Price" for long-timer cats.

All adopted pets undergo spay/neuter surgery, microchipping and receive necessary vaccinations before going to their new homes.

While the adoption floor is open, certain measures remain in place to prevent new cases of the dog flu and ensure the safety of all animals in the shelter.

  • Wake County Animal Center continues its suspension of all owner surrenders until further notice.
  • The center will continue its temporary suspension of taking in strays until after the New Year. Starting January 2, the public can bring in strays by appointment.

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.

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