Find the perfect pet anytime anywhere:
*Dogs In Danger
-find the dog you want
*Prisoners of Greed
*Pet Shop Puppies
*Puppy Mill Rescue
-watch the videos!
Adopt from a local shelter:
As of 2008, shelters in N.C. euthanized approximately 70% of the animals they took in. You can help reduce this number by adopting from your local shelter!
Quotes below are taken from each organization's own website.
This section was updated 6/27/11. Rates listed are varied: some include rabies, spay/neuter, etc. while others do not. Please check the organization's website for details.
The numbers are here not to be negative, but to encourage you to help the animals in one of these organizations by adopting or donating. Euthanasia rates are taken from the N.C. Public Health Website report: http://www.epi.state.nc.us/epi/vet/pdf/snreport2009.pdf. For more reports visit http://www.epi.state.nc.us/epi/vet/index.html.
This list was compiled purely to state some facts and with no bias towards one shelter or another. Shelters are listed in random order.
*SPCA of Wake County
-"The SPCA of Wake County is a private, non-profit organization that serves the pets and people of the Wake County community." Their mission is "to protect, shelter and
promote the adoption of homeless animals; to provide education about
responsible pet ownership and to reduce pet overpopulation through
In 2009, they had a euthanasia rate of 45% of cats, 27% of dogs.
Adoption Fees: cats $95; dogs $115
*Wake County Animal Control & Pet Adoption
"The Wake County Animal Center is the community animal
shelter operated by Wake County Government that receives all lost,
stray, abandoned and surrendered animals from the community."
In 2009, they had a euthanasia rate of 77% of cats, 32% of dogs. On their website, they show the rates for each year. According to their website, euthanasia rates in 2009 were 81% of cats, 39% of dogs; for 2010, they report a euthanasia rate of 77% of cats, 34% of dogs.
Adoption Fees: cats $15 (plus $30 if needs spay/neuter); dogs $45 (plus $50 if needs spay/neuter)
They have very informative monthly reports with lots of data about what kind of calls they receive, what other shelters/rescues take some of their animals, rabies confirmations, and more: http://www.wakegov.com/NR/rdonlyres/2732846D-A9EF-4388-94C1-05978C58853D/0/032011WCACMonthlyreport.pdf
*Animal Protection Society of Durham
"a not for profit organization that has been helping animals in our
community since 1970, and has managed the Durham County Animal Shelter
In 2009, they had a euthanasia rate of 79% of cats, 68% of dogs.
Adoption Fees: cats $95; dogs $125
*Franklin County Humane Society
"FCHS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization comprised entirely of
volunteers from Franklin County and throughout the state and country." "Its immediate goals are to develop a strong foster program to remove
adoptable animals from the Franklin County Animal Control facility and
to decrease the number of unwanted dogs and cats in Franklin/North Wake
counties through spay/neuter public education programs."
Euthanasia rates not found.
Adoption Fees: cats $125; dogs $200
*Franklin County Animal Control
"responsible for Animal Control and Animal Sheltering activities within Franklin County."
Adoption Fees: all animals $75.00 (includes $25.00 Adoption fee + $50.00 spay/neuter refundable deposit)
*Harnett County Animal Control
"The purpose of this department is to protect Harnett County from rabies
transmitted by unconfined, uncontrolled or unimmunized animals, to
regulate dogs and other animals that may be a nuisance, and to insure
all animals are treated in a humane manner."
In 2009, they had euthanasia rates of 71% of cats, 45% of dogs
Adoption Fees: all animals $25
*Rockingham County Animal Control
"Launched in October 2008, the Rockingham
County Animal Shelter Campaign is devoted to building the animals of
Rockingham County, NC the shelter they deserve and, subsequently,
reducing the county’s staggering 80% euthanasia rate."
About the old facility: "The current euthanasia rate is 80%; it has been as high as 98%." "Thousands of animals are euthanized each year." "Due to
the facility’s low capacity, animals are usually held for only 72 hours,
leaving virtually no chance for them to be adopted or reclaimed by
their family." Also, "the current facility has no separate unit to isolate sick cats and dogs. Animals that are ill are immediately euthanized."
Fortunately, their new shelter opened in May 2011!
According to their website as of 6/27/11, they had a euthanasia rate of 80%.
Adoption Fees: Cats $90; Dogs $110
*Greene County Animal Shelter
"operated by the Greene County Health Department."
In 2009, they had euthanasia rates 0f 95% of cats, 82% of dogs
Adoption Fees: all animals $26
*Burlington Animal Shelter
-operated by the City of Burlington.
In 2009, they had euthanasia rates 0f 86% of cats, 60% of dogs
Adoption Fees: cats $60; dogs $80
Orange County Animal Shelter
"responsible for Animal Control and Animal Sheltering activities within Orange County."
In 2009, they had euthanasia rates 0f 52% of cats, 38% of dogs
Adoption Fees: $85 for kittens and $96 for cats; $109 for puppies and $118 for dogs
Johnston County Animal Control
"We endeavor to keep adoptable pets as long as possible, but often they do not stay more than 10 days."
In 2009, they had euthanasia rates 0f 89% of cats, 58% of dogs
Adoption Fees: all animals $65
In 2009, they had euthanasia rates 0f 91% of cats, 57% of dogs
Adoption Fees: Fees range from $75-100.
Nash County Animal Control
"encourages good health care for animals in our
county, especially to control the spread of rabies."
According to their petfinder.com page: "ALL of the pets listed are URGENT and at Risk of Death if not adopted or rescued quickly. Since we are so small, the turn-around time is swift!"
In 2009, they had euthanasia rates 0f 95% of cats, 78% of dogs
Adoption Fees: All animals $20.
Lenoir County SPCA
"a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to
preventing animal cruelty, providing public education on responsible pet
ownership, and encouraging community responsibility in decreasing the
numbers of homeless cats and dogs."
In 2009, they had euthanasia rates 0f 80% of cats, 43% of dogs
Adoption Fees: kittens $70, cats $85, puppies $100, dogs $115
Adopt from a local rescue:
*C.A.R.E. for Animals (Community Support, Advocacy, Rescue/Rehabilitation, Education)
-a non-profit, all volunteer animal welfare organization.
*Best Friend Pet Adoption
"Helping you find a new best friend"
Get Spayed or Neutered:
*Spay-Neuter Assistance Program of North Carolina
-Mobile Low-Cost Spay-Neuter service
*Pet Overpopulation Patrol (POP)
-a nationwide network and referral service for affordable spay/neuter services.
*Pit Bull Spay/Neuter for $50
-Paws4Ever (formerly APS of Orange County) seeks to end abuse of pit bulls in our community and reduce the large number of these dogs entering and being euthanized in our local shelters. We work to reduce these numbers by offering $50 spay/neuter surgeries for pit bulls. This program is funded in part by support from the Animal Farm Foundation.
*The $20 Fix from AnimalKind.org
-If you live in Orange , Wake, or Durham counties and are on a fixed income, you may qualify for the $20 Fix.
Paws in Training
Dog Training & Behavior specialists
Raleigh Pet Cab
A licensed and insured company providing a
wide range of services and caring for pets in Raleigh, Cary, Durham,
Chapel Hill, Apex, Fuquay-Varina, Morrisville, Clayton and Garner.
Spend a day at the Park:
-offers travel guides and city guides of dog friendly places.
-lists parks, beaches, dining, campgrounds, and dog friendly events
Use local pet services:
Visit the store for business cards and brochures from these and more!
*Four Paws and more...
-Grooming, Pet Sitting, and Dog Walking
-Pet sitting and more
*Companion Chi, LLC
-Animal Massage, Healing Touch for Animals, Reiki
-A Pet Taxi and 24-Hour Emergency Pet Transport Service
-Pet Sitting Services
-Stop by the store to see a live sample!
*Triangle Area Professional Pet Sitters
-Your resource for pet sitting professionals in the Triangle area
*SleapEas..Zz Pet Sitting & Home Care Services
-A professional, in-home pet sitting and dog walking serviceserving Raleigh NC and surrounding areas.
Dog Guard Out of Site Fencing
-Locally owned and operated invisible fencing company.
Get Informed and Involved:
*Animal Protection Institute
-online resource for information and activism on a wide variety of animal protection issues and campaigns
Must reads from API:
Selecting a Commercial Pet Food
Get The Facts: What’s Really in Pet Food
*The Merck Veterinary Manual
-"the single most comprehensive electronic reference for animal care information."
-list of plants harmful to dogs
*Household Hazards to Pets
-list of harmful things around your house
Other interesting information:
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