Shelter at capacity, animals in need of forever home


More animals are coming in every day, but with no place to put them, some have to be put down.

The shelter is currently in desperate need of people to adopt and foster dogs because there's simply no room for them. There are several puppies, as well as adult dogs, all in need of a forever home.

"We've had a lot of owner surrenders. Some days we can have 40 animals brought in," Jennifer Federico with the Wake County Animal Shelter said.

In the past month, the center lost dozens of kennels to a renovation project.

"Fortunately we have a lot of rescues and fosters step up to board our dogs, but we are still full," Federico said.

Right now the facility accepts animals every day, and as the weather gets warmer, the need for people to adopt becomes even more dire.  

"In the summer we get full to capacity. We have puppy and kitten season, we have a lot more strays being found."

The shelter tries its best to let the dogs stay as long as possible, but at some point they are forced to make room for others.

The adoption fee to adopt a dog at the Wake County Animal Shelter is $45. There is also a $50 fee to have the dog spayed or neutered if it has not been already.

For each adoption, the shelter gives the new owner food and takes care of any necessary vet services.

For more information on adoptions and to see all available dogs, visit the Wake County Animal Shelter's website.

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