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Creature Feature

MyRDC and CW22 are pleased to join with Wake County Animal Care, Control & Adoption Center in an effort to place dogs, cats and other small animals in loving new homes. Each week, we will showcase at least one animal in our “Creature Features” segments to air on both stations.

Look for the on-air spots to see the featured creature and check us out weekly to get more details on these wonderful animals.

If you are committed and ready to care for a new family member, check out the requirement and things to consider and begin the quick process of expanding your family.

This Week's Pet:

MyRDC 28 and CW22 :: Community - Creature Feature featured Pet of the Week

This week's Creature Feature is Hazel! She is a 1 year old American Staffy mix who is looking for a fun forever home. Hazel loves to go on walks, she's house trained and knows a few commands. Log on, check her out and see if there's a place in your home for Hazel!


Log on to www.wakegov.com/pets for more info on how you can take this furry friend home!

Contact Information

820 Beacon Lake Road
Raleigh, NC 27610

919-212-PETS (7387)

Hours of Operation:
Saturday through Monday - 12pm to 6pm.

The Wake County Animal Center will close the sheltering facility to the public on the first Wednesday of each month for deep-cleaning and maintenance.

Wake County Animal Control does not have jurisdiction on animals running loose or animals creating a nuisance within the city limits of Cary, Garner, Holly Springs or Raleigh.

Adoption Requirements

The Wake County Animal Care, Control & Adoption Center reserves the right to deny the adoption of any pet for any reason. If you wish to adopt an animal, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have current and verifiable identification.
  • Live where pets are permitted.
  • Have adoptions completed 15 minutes prior to closing.

Things to Consider Before Adopting

If you have other pets at home, it is important for them to be current on all their vaccinations. These will help protect them against any illness your new pet may have that was not apparent at the time of adoption.

  • If you have other pets at home, will they get along with a new pet?
  • Know your local animal control laws. Some communities have strict leash laws and limit the number of pets you may own. Some communities require licenses for pets.
  • Is anyone in your household allergic to animals?
  • Have you thought about how an animal may affect your lifestyle? If your lifestyle changes, what will you do with your pet?
  • Be sure to select an animal that fits your schedule and exercise routine. Be aware of the time needed to care for a pet.
  • Have you considered adoption of an older pet? Some older pets are more suitable, calmer and may be housebroken.
  • Do you have supplies for a new pet? Can you make a financial commitment to a new pet for the next 10-20 years? Are you willing to make an emotional commitment to a new pet? Will the pet be a member of the family?
  • Choose a veterinarian to provide future medical care for your new pet.

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