A Cat Person's Dog Walk

Why I'm walking
I've always found it easier to connect with cats than dogs and that continues to hold true at the SPCA of Wake County, where I'm an Admission Specialist. Part of my job is to help members of the public rehome their pets, whether into our adoption program or through other means. During the spring and summer a vast majority of our public intakes are litters of kittens that people find, and there's one sweet kitten whose story I'll never forget.

Arnold came to us from a Good Samaritan who worked at an auto shop fixing cars. A customer brought in his car with the concern that he could hear meowing from under the hood. This Good Samaritan popped the hood and did some investigating, and sure enough he found a tiny kitten screaming near the engine. What's more, this kitten only had three legs! He tried to care for Arnold on his own but realized he wasn't able to keep him forever. When he reached out to the SPCA of Wake County for help placing Arnold into our adoption program, we were able to say yes to his request. We vaccinated, dewormed, neutered, and microchipped Arnold before he went to his forever home. Our vet also performed an extra-thorough exam on Arnold's missing leg to make sure he wasn't injured or in pain. If it hadn't been for the kindness of our donors we wouldn't have been able to give this little guy the leg up he needed to find his family.

So why *Dog* Walk?
Well, have you ever seen a cat try to walk on a leash? It's not easy! Dogs may be better represented at the SPCA of Wake County's Dog Walk and Woofstock, but all you cat people like me don't need to worry - your donations help all of the cats in our adoption program as well. To make a donation to my goal, just click the orange square to the right under Arnold's picture.
 
What your donation does
The SPCA of Wake County is only able to operate thanks to the generosity of donations. We don't get any funding from national charities, the government, or other sources - only animal-loving people like you. All of the pets in our program have to be vaccinated, dewormed, spayed or neutered, and microchipped prior to adoption, just like Arnold, and we can't make that happen without our donors. Here's a breakdown of where your donation goes:
 
$10 will feed a cat or dog for a day.
$30 covers the costs of important vaccinations for our pets, including distemper and rabies.
$50 will help us get a pet spayed or neutered.
$100 can provide weeks' worth of food and vet care for a pet who needs extra time in our care before finding their home.
 
The cats, the dogs, and the humans at the SPCA of Wake County all thank you for supporting our mission. Without you, none of this would be possible!