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Wake County Animal Shelter nearing capacity

Posted October 30, 2014

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— The Wake County Animal Shelter is at critical capacity and may begin euthanizing animals if more are not adopted, the shelter director said Thursday.

Jennifer Federico, director of the shelter on Beacon Lake Drive in Raleigh, said there’s room left for five more animals. The shelter is offering adoption specials for animals that have been there for a long time, and they are asking volunteer fosters and other organizations to take some of the animals.

Federico also appealed to pet owners not to surrender their animals because there’s no more room.

Visit the shelter or go online to see the animals available for adoption.


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  • sjb2k1 Oct 31, 2014

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    same here. three of my own and a quasi-stray that i feed and would take in if i didn't already have the three

  • Lorna Schuler Oct 31, 2014
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    There are medical advantages to having your pet spayed/neutered. It reduces the risk of your pet getting various cancers, especially females.

    It also reduces the misery a female dog or cat goes through during their "heat" cycle.

  • Ginger Lynn Oct 31, 2014
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    I have 3 cats and 2 dogs or I would be up there already!

  • Plum Tuckered Oct 31, 2014

    And current owners -- don't surrender your pets there when it's super-crowded like now because those will be the first animals to be put down.

  • bigsky59 Oct 30, 2014

    If you're a senior [human] you can adopt a senior cat for 10 bucks.

    Fostering an animal, whether it's a dog or a cat, is a great way to help the over crowding. All the food and doctors visits/ medicines (if needed) are free.

  • ytb781pearl Oct 30, 2014

    Perfect time to get that new kitty I've been thinking on.....

  • Holly Atkins Oct 30, 2014
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    My gosh that face!!! If my husband wouldn't throw me out of the house I would love to get another pet!! I don't understand why spaying and neutering is so difficult to understand!

  • KnowsItAll Oct 30, 2014

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    And get your pets from the shelter or from a rescue - NOT from breeders (please!)

  • Forthe Newssite Oct 30, 2014
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  • blastamasta Oct 30, 2014

    If I didn't already own 3 cats I'd head up there today! Poor animals. Hope they find homes before it's too late :/