Clear the Shelters: SPCA of Wake County cuts adoption fees in half

Clear the SheltersThe SPCA of Wake County is kicking off Clear the Shelters with a week-long adoption special.

Beginning Monday, Aug. 30 through Sunday, Sept. 5, the shelter is offering 50% off all adoptions. The half-price adoption fee includes spay or neuter, a microchip, vaccines and deworming.

“Clear the Shelters is an incredible opportunity for these pets to find homes,” says Samantha Ranlet, SPCA spokesperson, “and for each and every pet that’s adopted, a space opens up for us to rescue another pet in need.”

Adopters can visit the shelter at 200 Petfinder Lane between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. this week to adopt an animal. A gallery of adoptable animals is available online.

North Carolina shelters are overcrowded, and while the SPCA of Wake County does not euthanize animals, other shelters are forced to when overcrowding becomes an issue. People can save lives by adopting pets instead of buying from breeders and spaying and neutering their animals.

Clear the Shelters, which runs Aug. 23 – Sept. 19, is an initiative between NBC and animal shelters across the country to encourage adoptions by lowering or eliminating adoption fees.

Visit cleartheshelters.com for more information or to find a participating shelter.

Thanks to WRAL-TV’s Jessica Patrick for this Capcom story & graphic.

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