Our Mission

Friends of Wake County Animal Center, also know as FWCAC, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for animals in our community and their human families.  Through our fundraising efforts, we provide access to vital medical care, boarding and placement for shelter animals in need, thereby improving their health and reducing euthanasia rates at the center.  Our team also promotes adoption, safety, and responsible pet ownership via education and public outreach.  Finally, we provide support to local rescues, animals shelters, and adopters to help diminish the number of homeless animals.

Read more on Who We Are, What We Do, and How You Can Help.

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Dog Health 101

Sunday, July 28th
1-5:30 PM
Wake County Agricultural Services Building

4001 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC 27619
Cost: $5
(Payment must be made via PayPal after registering via the registration link below.)

This course is designed to help you understand your dog from the most basic level - Their health! Health, happiness and fulfillment is what we all want for our dog. Learning about basic dog health, preventative measures, and symptoms of potentially life threatening illness’ will help you understand your dog at a deeper level while keeping them safe, happy and healthy. Hands on experience for nail trimming and basic grooming is included. This is a wonderful learning opportunity for dog owners, dog foster families, potential dog adopters and dog professionals.