The SPCA of Wake County is a limited admission animal shelter working to create a more humane community. We envision a day where every companion animal in our community has a responsible home with a loving family; where every pet is happy, healthy and protected from harm; and where no pet suffers from cruelty, neglect or abuse.

We believe that the only way to reach that goal is through positive collaboration with other animal sheltering organizations, creating strong partnerships, and working together to serve the people and pets in our community in the best possible way.

In Wake County, nearly all lost, stray or owner-surrendered animals go to the Wake County Animal Center, the government-run and government-funded County department responsible for providing animal care and control services for our community.

The SPCA of Wake County, a non-profit organization funded by private donations, works to transfer as many animals as possible from the Wake County Animal Center and other shelters where the sheer volume of incoming animals creates the most risk for euthanasia.

Managing the flow of animals into our facility allows us to do everything in our power to ensure a positive outcome for the animals that come through our doors – whether they need medical treatment, behavior intervention or a little extra time to become ready for adoption.



Need help with a litter of puppies or kittens?

Because puppies and kittens are adopted out so quickly, we often have space for them in our adoption program. The best thing to do is call 919-772-3203 and visit with an SPCA staff member about what options are available.

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