Wake SPCA switches out dogs in effort to make more room
Posted July 11, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — The SPCA of Wake County switched out several dogs at its Raleigh adoption center Thursday to make room for animals at other shelters at risk of being euthanized.
With about 80 dogs at both its adoption center on Pet Finder Lane and its intake facility in Garner, the no-kill shelter is full and unable to take any more animals from shelters overflowing with abandoned animals.
Eight dogs from the adoption center – considered "long-timers" because they have been awaiting homes for several months – will spend the summer at the Garner holding center while five dogs and eight puppies from the facility will be available at the adoption center.
The goal is to adopt out the dogs to make room for more.
"This is a measure that we're taking to mix things up, shake things up," said Monday Lamb, Wake County SPCA's interim executive director.
The dogs taken to the holding center, however, will still be available for adoption but aren't on display to the public.
"It kind of helps market these new dogs and then the older ones, as well," said Rebekah Yusko, the SPCA's animal care and behavior supervisor. "When they come back, they'll be seen as new again."