Watch and interact with pets from the comfort and safety of home
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Wake County (SPCA Wake) is broadcasting adoptable pets to families via live streaming videos. Every day at 2pm an SPCA staff member will tour the adoption center meeting with each adoptable pet. Adopters can then schedule an appointment to come in, visit and adopt the pet.
Essentially, SPCA Wake is creating a version of the Home Shopping Network, called the Home Adopting Network while the adoption center is closed to the public, to curb the spread of COVID-19. Potential adopters will be able to communicate directly with the camera operator, asking questions, requesting belly rubs, or delivering treats on the viewer’s behalf.
Adopters can then fill out an adoption survey, email it to email@example.com, and an Adoption Specialist will contact them to schedule a 1-on-1 appointment later that week. Adoption appointments will be made on a first-come/first-serve basis.
With current events, there is a lot unknown in the world right now. SPCA Wake’s Home Adopting Network hopes to showcase adoptable pets, bring joy and smiles to the community while showing the lifesaving work continues no matter what – and the animals need their ongoing financial support.
“This spring we had to make the hard decision to reroute two large fundraising events. One of which typically raises over $250,000 for the pets and people in our community. The financial loss of these events is a serious blow to our programs and services, which is why now more than ever, our community’s support is needed,” says Darci VanderSlik, SPCA Wake Spokesperson.
“The goal of the daily Home Adopting Network stream is two-fold: to find homes for our pets, and to show how donations needed to continue this work,” VanderSlik continued. “Can’t adopt today? Make a donation toward a pet’s care instead!”
SPCA Wake’s Home Adopting Network begins Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and will stream daily at 2pm (EST) on the SPCA’s Facebook LIVE. Interested Adopters should fill out the adoption survey linked at spcawake.org/blog, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If email is not available, leave a voicemail at 919.772.2326.
Source: Darci VanderSlik, SPCA of Wake County