Cat Of The Month: April 2019: Gazpacho

Meet Gazpacho

ID NUMBER: #191526

Um...hello, I'm Gazpacho. You can call me Pacho, but only if we get to know each other first. You seem really nice, and I would like to get to know you better so we can hang out, but you'll need to be patient with me. If you pet me and rub my ears we'll definitely be friends soon! I don't like loud noises or children, but I might like to have a gentle feline friend who will cuddle with me. I may not play with you at first but as soon as you leave me to my own devices I like to explore. My foster mom has lots of shiny earrings I like to play with. 

If you have a lot of love and patience in your heart, I will love you, too. My fur is soft and I love being pet for as long as you want to pet me. Will you be my forever cuddle buddy and ear scratcher? Let my foster mom know at

To learn more about Gazapcho, please visit this link.

Cat Of The Month: March 2019: Gabriella


Meet Gabriella


ID NUMBER: #183107
BREED: Domestic Short Hair
SEX: Female

Hi My name is Gabriella. I love to play but sometimes I need a good cuddle sesh! I can be easily handled, although don't like to held for very long. Oh and I love people. Whenever I have guests over, I will come right up and ask to play. A fun fact about me is that I am a polydactyl, meaning I have extra toes on my front paws.

To view more photos, details, or Gabriella’s full bio, please visit this link.

Announcing Our Partnership With Second Chance Pet Adoptions

We are so very excited to announce our brand new partnership with Second Chance Pet Adoptions to expand our low cost spay neuter program, Kitty Clip!

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What does this mean for Wake County Residents, you ask? 

"Through Kitty Clip, residents of Wake County can spay and neuter their own cats, or their feral cats in their community for just $5 per cat. With no income requirements, this affordable vet care--which includes basic vaccines--is more accessible than ever and will make a major impact on animal homelessness, with up to 1,000 spayed and neutered in 2019!" --Via Second Chance Pet Adoptions

Spaying and neutering is important not simply because of the reduction of homeless animals coming into the Wake County Animal Center, but also for the health and safety of your pet. Here are a couple of statistics provided by
Second Chance Pet Adoptions:

“While male cats can father as many as 2,500 kittens per year, female cats can get pregnant as young as 4 months old and have kittens every 3 months. This frequent mating plays a major role in the rate of over 5,000 cats coming through Wake County Animal Center in 2017 alone—even as over 100,000 cats remain homeless in our community. There is simply not enough shelter space or tax dollars to house, spay, and neuter every homeless cat.”

“Spaying and neutering doesn’t just curb animal homelessness—both lead to happier and healthier pets and pet owners. Neutering male cats reduces their risk of prostate cancer and reduces their instincts to roam, fight, and mark territory (in-home or elsewhere) with urine. Spaying female cats helps to prevent uterine infections and breast tumors, many of which are cancerous.”

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Cat Of The Month: February 2019: Kelly

Meet Kelly

ID Number: #186283
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Sex: Female
Weight: 14 LB
Location: In Foster

Hello, my name is Kelly. I am an extremely laid back five year old spayed female. Since I am spayed, I am ready to go home today! I am currently in foster and providing emotional comfort to my foster’s grandparents. My favorite things to do are cuddling in bed, sitting on the couch with my humans while they work on a puzzle, and bird watching. I am a low energy cat and really enjoy living with senior citizens. Occasionally, I get a playful burst of energy, but for the most part I am pretty calm. All I really want to do is be near my humans. I have a very soft meow and am easy to take care of. I don't mind being brushed and I even let my foster mom trim my nails. I have never been around dogs, cats, or children, so my foster mom is not sure how I would be living with them. If you are looking for a companion who will sleep in your lap and follow you around the house, then I am the cat for you. Paws, Kelly

Kelly is currently available for adoption through the Wake County Animal Center at 820 Beacon Lake Drive, Raleigh. To view Kelly’s full bio, portfolio, or to contact her foster, please visit this link.