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Wake County Animal Center nears capacity; Cats, dogs available at reduced rates

Posted November 2, 2017 11:52 a.m. EDT

Adopt a cat

— Looking for a new best friend? Cats and dogs eight years and older are available at a reduced rate during the month of November at the Wake County Animal Center.

As of Nov. 1, there were 60 cats and 67 dogs available for adoption at the center, using 127 kennels. The center has taken in more than 125 animals in the past four days alone, according to a news release.

In celebration of National Adopt a Senior Pet Month, dogs eight years and older will be available for adoption for $25 and people looking for a senior cat can name their price.

The Wake County Animal Center is the only open-admission animal shelter in Wake County. By law, the center is required to accept all animals that are surrendered by owners or brought in by municipal animal controls.

Owners who are thinking about surrendering their pet to the shelter should consider other alternatives first, including waiting until the shelter is not full. Due to limited shelter space, the center can only accept animals from Wake County residents.

In addition to making pets available for adoption, the staff at the center works with transfer partners to place animals with rescue groups until they are adopted.