87 pets adopted during Labor Day event

Posted September 7, 2010

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— The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Wake County surpassed a goal of 80 animal adoptions during their Labor Day event.

The shelter, which stayed open on the holiday and offered reduced adoption fees, adopted out 87 pets including dogs, cats and bunnies.

The SPCA shelter on Petfinder Lane in Raleigh is open 1-5 p.m. Sundays, 11 a.m-8 p.m. Mondays, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.







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  • 4Cats Sep 9, 2010

    luvmyjackrascal - "There might be more adoptions too if the cost of spaying and neutering was reduced"

    All the rescue groups and shelters I know of, already have the animal spayed/neutered and up-to-date on vaccines, and tested for various diseases PRIOR to adopting them out. Therefore there isn't that added cost to the adopter. Adopting a cat for even $120 is a bargain when you realize all the medical care that has already been done.

  • luvmyjackrascal Sep 9, 2010

    There might be more adoptions too if the cost of spaying and neutering was reduced. Thats the biggest problem for me - but there is no way I wouldn't have it done. I might would adopt more pets if it didn't cost hundreds of dollars for spaying.

  • anneonymousone Sep 9, 2010

    Congratulations to all concerned! My dog is a former resident of the Durham Animal Protection Society. I had wondered about the "adoption" fee, too.

    After some research I have concluded that it not only helps the shelter pay its expenses and help more future pets, but it keeps purposeful abusers of animals from gaining access to them on the cheap. It's horrid that that has to be taken into consideration, but it is necessary.

  • just my2cents Sep 8, 2010

    Glad to see some good news!

  • Lab mom Sep 8, 2010

    Awwwww, sweet kitties!!! Good story to make you feel warm!!

  • PAINFREE Sep 8, 2010

    Wonderful! Our pets make life worth living, don't they?

  • estrauch Sep 8, 2010

    Really GREAT news! I wish more animal shelters would offer reduced rates more often to entice more people to adopt. And I agree dogsrule12cheek.....Animals are great for the soul!!!!!! :)

  • dogsrule12cheek Sep 8, 2010

    Oh how sweet finaly something good in the news,,,

    Animals are great for the soul.