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Stop by and say hello to the folks of your Wake County Animal Center!

If you live in Wake County, you’ll want to know about our next organization! The Wake County Animal Center is our open admission, county shelter that receives all the stray and abandoned pets in Wake County. They also take owner surrendered pets and as an open admission shelter, they have to take any animal that comes through the doors. This means that sometimes they end up with animals other than dogs and cats, like chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, and even birds or reptiles on occasion! They work with fosters, volunteers and rescues to re-home thousands of pets each year.

Open admission shelters, like Wake County, need so much community support. When they have to take in every animal that comes in, there’s always a risk that tough decisions have to be made because of space limitations. This is where the community can make a huge impact! Rescues can pull animals into their programs, individuals can foster for the shelter or for a partner rescue group, share adoptable animals to help them find homes, donate supplies to help care for the pets there and make their stay more comfortable, or volunteer their time to help pets in the shelter destress and get some extra attention.

Here is one of the dogs available through Wake County Animal Center, Ella.

"My name is Ella, and I'd like to be your new best buddy. I can be bouncy and playful with my human friends and love going on quiet walks. If there's a creek nearby, I'm all in...literally. I love the water, and I'm ready for some summer fun. I like toys too and sometimes will entertain myself with a ball. On the flip side, I'm also an expert cuddle bug because there's nothing I like better than to have someone hang out with me. I like being active, but I'm also quite content just chilling out in the house. In fact, I'm the last one to wake up in the morning in my current home! Check out some of my photos so you can see how relaxed I can be in the house.

I'm a pretty happy girl overall, and my foster mom thinks I'm the sweetest girl ever...except for my sweet foster sister. If you think you might have the right home for me, please contact my foster mom at I have a lot of love to give and just want someone to love me like crazy!"

You can follow them, read more about Ella, and keep up with their adoptable pets on their website, linked above, or on Facebook and Instagram!

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