Raleigh, N.C. — The SPCA of Wake County understands the current economic situation is hard on many families – including four-legged family members.
The last few months the SPCA has seen a 14% increase in people giving up their pets. Combine this with a hesitancy to adopt a pet because of the cost and you have a real problem for homeless animals.
To give homeless pets a better chance of finding a new home, the SPCA is providing adopters with an incentive: FREE GAS.
The SPCA is giving away $10 gas cards with each pet adoption for the month of July. The gas card give-away will run Monday, July 7 through Thursday, July 31. “The idea is that this pet is so great he’s even going to pay for your gas to come and adopt him,” said Mondy Lamb SPCA spokeswoman.
The SPCA is also open now at 11:00am -- an hour earlier each day -- in the hopes of capturing the lunch crowd. “We are located just outside the beltline in south Raleigh so many people will find it a shorter drive to come over and look at pets during their lunch hour and save on gas,” said Lamb.
Giving up a pet for economic reasons should be a last resort. Keeping pets in their homes and out of animal shelters is a priority of the SPCA.