SPCA of Wake County
Our mission is to transform the lives of pets and people through protection, care, education, and adoption. Our vision is to create a humane community. Funded by charitable support, we provide vital community programs that pick up where local government agencies leave off. For 52 years, we have provided comprehensive support services to companion animals in need with sheltering, care and adoption services.
We provide people-focused programs that keep families and pets together, including spay/neuter assistance programs, affordable access to basic pet vaccines and preventative care, delivery of pet food and supplies for home-bound, low-income seniors, professional pet behavior assistance, disaster relief and response efforts, and youth education programs that promote empathy.
The SPCA of Wake County operates two separate animal shelters and each facility serves a different purpose. The SPCA Curtis Dail Pet Adoption Center, built in 2003, is located at 200 Petfinder Lane in Raleigh and provides pet adoption, public education, and pet supplies through its on-site retail store. The Adoption Center location does not accept incoming animals.
The SPCA Admission Center, built in 1971, at 327 Highway 70 East in Garner, accepts incoming animals from the public by appointment only. We also transfer as many animals as possible from the Wake County Animal Center, as well as other animal sheltering organizations around the area. Limiting intake allows the SPCA to effectively manage its shelter capacity and prevent the euthanasia of homeless animals for reasons such as space or time.
The SPCA opened The Saving Lives Spay/Neuter Clinic adjacent to the SPCA Pet Adoption Center in 2009. The clinic provides sterilization surgery for all SPCA animals prior to adoption, as well as pets owned by the public. Because the North Carolina Veterinary Practice Act prevents us from providing services to owned animals, the physical clinic space is leased to a veterinarian who operates the clinic independently, but in collaboration with, the SPCA.