The Wake County Animal Center is full, according to a Wednesday post on the shelter’s page. It has no room for incoming cats and only a few spare dog kennels. For the first time in more than three years, the post said, the shelter may have to resort to euthanasia.

The center is currently housing 162 cats and 111 dogs. 

Animals with health or behavioral concerns or that have been at the shelter for a long time are more likely to be euthanized. 

“PLEASE HELP US SAVE THESE PRECIOUS LIVES, WE CANNOT DO IT WITHOUT YOUR HELP!!!” Friends of Wake County Animal Center posted on Facebook.

Here are some pictures to tug at your heartstrings. The shelter is open from noon to 6:00 p.m. today. LOOK AT THAT FACE!

Because Wake County Animal Center is a part of the county government, it’s required to take in every animal that is surrendered or reported. Healthy animals are able to stay as long as possible and are not “given a timer,” a rep told the INDY

The center has a special October fee for pit bulls; you can adopt one for $25. November is Adopt a Senior Pet month; all cats over eight are “name your price,” and all dogs over eight are $25. All younger animals will still have the usual adoption fee: $95 for dogs, and $15–$45 for cats.

A small price to pay for all that love. 

You can browse adoptable pets here.

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  1. Its frustrating to adopt a shelter pet. I’ve been trying on 3 sites and no luck. I know they have to be careful whose adopting. But it gets taken to far with questions. Just send a gent to persons home apt.,condo,domicile,if it’s safe let them adopt.

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