The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or SPCA, of Wake County is a nonprofit local organization in Raleigh, N.C., that serves the surrounding area by helping to protect animals and to take care of animals that need support. As of February 2015, the SPCA of Wake County is located at 200 Petfinder Lane in Raleigh.
The SPCA of Wake County is committed to animal welfare. The organization runs two different animal shelters in the area where it helps pets find new homes, teaches the public about the best ways to care for animals and offers pet supplies to customers in the retail store. All animals that are adopted will have been spayed or neutered by the SPCA. The organization also offers spay and neuter clinics at affordable rates to people living in the area.
In 1967, the SPCA of Wake County was funded and there are approximately 3,000 animals every year that find new homes through the organization. There are more than 1,300 volunteers at the organization that help to lessen operational costs by providing more than 44,000 hours each year. The SPCA also has a program that offers behavior consultations to people, and the fee can be waived for those who are struggling financially. The idea behind the behavioral program is that many pets end up at shelters because they have bad habits. Eliminating those bad habits help keep the pets in the home.