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Wake animal shelter to transfer pets due to overcrowding

Posted June 28, 2013 7:09 a.m. EDT
Updated June 28, 2013 7:11 a.m. EDT

— The Wake County Animal Shelter will transfer at least 23 animals to the Greater Charlotte SPCA Friday morning due to overcrowding, according to an employee at the center. 

A sign on the Wake County facility's door Thursday warned the public that surrendered animals would face an "extremely high" chance of being euthanized. 

Cindy Lynch, an employee of the Wake County Animal Shelter who is coordinating Friday's transfer, said 13 dogs and 10 kittens will be taken to Charlotte. Another dog will be taken a rescue facility in Winston-Salem.

Located at 820 Beacon Lake Drive, the Wake County Animal Shelter is open noon to 6 p.m. seven days a week.