The mission of the SPCA of Wake County is to protect, shelter and promote adoption of homeless animals; to provide education about responsible pet ownership; and to reduce pet overpopulation through spay/neuter programs.
The SPCA of Wake County provides food, shelter and care for nearly 10,000 lost and abandoned animals per year. No animal is ever turned away. Before each adopted animal goes to its new home it receives a medical exam, initial shots, and microchip identification. All adopted animals are spayed or neutered before leaving the SPCA.
I have been a volunteer for over seven years here and love it. If you expect a "shelter", think again. It's more like a hotel! Not only are the animals happy and relaxed but the entire organization has a no-kill policy. There are great opportunities of all kinds for adults. Personally, I am more of a "cat person" but like dogs so I get my "dog fix" by working with the dogs there. They also allow adult/youth teams for many activities so it's a great chance to have children 12 help serve their community.