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Wake SPCA offering half-off adoption fees Black Friday

Posted November 26, 2014
Updated November 28, 2014

— Hoping to capture a slice of the post-Thanksgiving retail pie for homeless pets, the SPCA of Wake County is offering 50 percent off all adoption fees on Friday, Nov. 28.

All cat and kitten adoption fees are normally $45 and will be reduced to $22.50 on Black Friday. All dog and puppy adoption fees are normally $95 and will be only $47.50 for the one-day adoption deal. The reduced adoption fees include: spay/neuter surgery, microchip, vaccines, dewormer, wellness exam, and more (a more than $300 value).

“The holidays are a popular time to adopt a pet. Many families are at home, together and have time off of work, which is ideal for welcoming a new pet into a home," said Darci VanderSlik, SPCA spokeswoman. "In fact, I can't think of a better time to welcome a new pet to the family."

"In the past, adoption groups would shun adopting pets during the holidays, fearing the pet would be returned shortly after the newness wears off. However, recent studies show this is not the case at all," VanderSlik added. "Families will acquire a new pet one way or another. We want them to choose pet adoption and save a life.”

Day After Thanksgiving Adoption Event
Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
SPCA Curtis Dail Pet Adoption Center
200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh (just off S. Wilmington Street and Tryon Road)

For more information about the adoption event, call the SPCA Adoption Center at 919-772-2326 or visit

The Wake County Animal Center and Animal Protection Society of Durham will also offer special during the holiday weekend. In Raleigh, animals that have been at the center for more than 30 days will be discounted on Saturday and Sunday.

In Durham, all cats and rabbits will be $5 and all dogs will be $75 on Saturday and Sunday.


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  • heelhawk Nov 26, 2014

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    The reason they have to charge and go through "difficult"means is to pay for expenses of treatment, shots, exams, etc. and to discourage those who pick up a "free" pet only to return it to the system weeks later. If you are in the market for a pet, then you'll pay the minimal fee. (I did) If you think it is too expensive to adopt then you have no idea of what a pet costs over its life.

  • Barely Nov 26, 2014

    They should give the pets away and quit being so dadgum difficult to adopt from.

  • jmoxley2010 Nov 26, 2014

    They should start a program to have pets spayed and neutered at half price too.

  • A cold, hard dose of Hans Nov 26, 2014

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    Yeah, but they cop an attitude with you, even when you volunteer to help out!

  • lopo Nov 26, 2014

    I already have 3, i wish Icould abopt more. they are great dogs. Problem with the holidays, people get puppes and when they grow up they get rid of them. These are living animals, not ornaments or part time gifts.

  • nosmo_king58 Nov 26, 2014

    Wake SPCA is a no-kill shelter and operates solely on donations. It receives no funds from ASPCA, Wake County, Humane Society, etc.

  • Janene DiPierro Nov 26, 2014
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    Come on folks... I have adopted a beautiful little girl 2 weeks ago and could not be more happy that I was a huge part in saving her life. Adopt, I agree... it should be free, but the money you donate now.. helps the ones that wont have a home for Christmas. Have a heart and save a life!