SPCA Honors Veterans and Military Members with Adoption Special

Fee-waived Adoptions for Military Families and Veterans During Memorial Day Weekend

SPCA waives adoptions fees on adult animals in honor of Memorial Day

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Wake County will celebrate the sacrifice and service of our military families and veterans with a special adoption promotion this weekend.

Beginning Saturday, May 25, 2019, veterans, as well as members of the military and their immediate family, will be able to adopt an adult animal (one year or older) without having to pay the adoption fee when they present a military ID at the time of adoption. This special promotion will run through Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th.

“We know companion animals bring so much joy to a home. We want to honor our service men and women by waiving adoption fees on adult pets as a small way we can say ‘thank you’ for your service and help these families enjoy the love of an animal,” says Darci VanderSlik, Director of Communications with the SPCA of Wake County.

The SPCA of Wake County is also extending other benefits to veterans and military families year-round, such as expedited volunteer opportunities, additional help in finding the right pet for their needs as well as offered post-adoption behavioral help and referrals. The SPCA of Wake County will also offer half-off all adoption fees on adult pets, year-round for military members and veterans when they show their military ID.

To learn more about these programs visit: https://spcawake.org/services/military/

To learn more about adopting from the SPCA of Wake County, visit: https://spcawake.org/adopt/

The SPCA will be open the following hours over the 2019 holiday weekend:

Saturday, 11am-6pm

Sunday, 1pm-6pm

Monday, 1pm-6pm

NEWS STORY: Hear from two military families that adopted this weekend in this story by WNCN.


About the SPCA of Wake County:

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Wake County is dedicated to creating a more humane community where every adoptable animal has a home. Each year the SPCA rehomes over 3,500 animals through its innovative adoption programs.

The mission of the SPCA is to transform the lives of pets and people through protection, care, education, and adoption.

The SPCA of Wake County is a local, independent, non-profit organization that receives no government funding or tax dollars. We rely almost entirely on private donations to fund our annual operating budget of $3 million. The SPCA of Wake County is not affiliated with, nor do we receive funding from the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).