Programs and Services

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The SPCA of Wake County provides free guidance for whatever pet needs or concerns you may have. Whether you need help managing your cat's or dog's behavior or need information on affordable spay/neuter services, or anything else -- we're here for you!

The SPCA of Wake County Provides a comprehensive group of programs and services to match homeless pets with loving families, prevent animals from entering area shelters, and effectively address animal suffering and neglect. The SPCA is dedicated to creating a more humane community where every adoptable animal has a home. Each year the SPCA rehomes over 4,000 animals through its innovative adoption programs.


Our vision is to create a humane community – and achieving that vision begins with ending the euthanasia of all adoptable pets.


The SPCA was founded in Raleigh, NC in 1967 by local concerned citizens who believed the world could be made just a little better. Animals are the heart of our mission, but PEOPLE are the reason we exist.

  • 51,445 pets spayed or neutered through the Saving Lives Spay/Neuter Clinic since opening in 2009
  • 345,204 is the number of animal births prevented who likely would have needed shelter services.
  • 3,891 behavior cases assisted by the SPCA Behavior team. This program helps pets stay in their home (and out of the shelter).
  • 2,018 hungry pets fed through the SPCA’s outreach programs. This program works with low-income families and disabled seniors to provide food and supplies to keep families and their pets together.
  • 1,553 active volunteers (in 2018)
  • 49,884 volunteer hours logged last year (equivalent to 24 full-time employees)