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Community CareGiver Spotlight: SPCA of Wake County

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Wake County is a no-kill animal welfare organization striving to create a no-kill community. Through innovative initiatives the dedicated staff and volunteers work to place over 3,000 pets with loving families each year and assist another 13,000 animals through additional life-saving programs.

Adoption, Behavior and Educational Outreach Programs
The SPCA Pet Adoption Center is a state-of-the-art shelter that gives adopters an uplifting and retail-like experience while searching a new pet. The Adoption Program is designed to match adopters and pets. The Educational and Community Outreach departments work to inform the community about the SPCA’s core mission: To protect, shelter and promote the adoption of homeless animals; to provide education about responsible pet ownership and to reduce pet overpopulation through spay/neuter programs.

The SPCA of Wake County will do whatever it takes to keep a pet in its new home once it is adopted. The Behavior staff at the SPCA of Wake County strives to support the human/animal bond. The SPCA has a Pet Behavior Specialist on staff who evaluates the temperaments and personalities of the animals at the adoption center. After a pet is adopted, these services are guaranteed for the life of the pet.

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Surgery
Located next door to the SPCA’s Pet Adoption Center is the Saving Lives Spay/Neuter Animal Clinic. This high-volume, high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter clinic is an intense effort to stop the euthanasia of homeless animals in our community and beyond. The Saving Lives Spay/Neuter Animal Clinic is open to anyone, anywhere, regardless of income or residency. The clinic building and equipment are funded 100% through private donations from a community of people who believe that prevention, not euthanasia, is the answer to pet overpopulation.

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