‘…everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.’
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Raleigh Community Animal Hospital recognizes that we have a special responsibility to the community beyond our mission to provide quality healthcare to your pet; thus we are committed
to community service.
As a member of our Raleigh community with a rapidly growing reputation for community involvement, we are committed to helping make our community a better place to live by developing and participating in a number of programs that support our human and animal communities:
Community Veterinary Outreach:
- Rabies Vaccine Clinics – Rabies is a deadly virus that infects animals and can be a risk to humans, as well. The most commonly reported rabid animals here in Wake County include foxes, raccoons, and bats. Your pets are not automatically immune to this disease and must be vaccinated against it. State law and county ordinance require dogs and cats four months of age and older to be vaccinated every one to three years, depending on the type of vaccine used and the age of the animal. Raleigh Community Animal Hospital has held low-cost rabies clinics for dogs and cats in past years, something we hope to bring back in the future.
- Educational Seminars – Raleigh Community Animal Hospital realizes that the foundation of animal care and welfare is education. Not only do we practice what we preach in the exam room, we strive to give further opportunities to dig deeper for our clients and our community by holding educational seminars on various relatable topics throughout the year. With guest representatives, veterinarians, trainers, and local veterinary students, we aim to equip you with the knowledge that will gain you the confidence and comfortability of dealing with various issues with your pet.
- Volunteer Work Projects – Not only are our team members active in the animal rescue scene individually, but we, as a team, pick out areas in our community where we see pets in need and facilitate a solution, whether preventative care or triage, to that particular area.
- Collection Drives (Food Bank, Pet Pantry, and Holiday Family Support) – Collection drives need no description; however, in our efforts to continually give back, we hold three drives throughout the year and find families and opportunities to gift them to. Whether it be a meal for you and your pet or playing Santa Claus, we are diligent in making a difference in no one being without.
- Choices-for-Children Coalition Partnership – The Coalition is comprised of community and faith based representatives who have form a partnership through Choices for Children with the Family Resource Center of Raleigh and Wake County Human Services. The network includes civic groups, faith institutions, businesses, schools, foster parents, birth-parents, relative caregivers, community centers, child care providers, neighborhood families and residents who strongly desire to help meet the needs of families and children in their own neighborhoods. We are honored to be one of those partnering businesses.
Mentorships and Vet-for-a-Day Opportunities:
"Getting the most out of life isn’t about how much you keep for yourself, but how much you pour into others." Through our mentoring and shadowing opportunities, Raleigh Community Animal Hospital is able to bridge our message and vision from the present to the future.
Discounted Veterinary Services:
Raleigh Community Animal Hospital is grateful to our men and women in uniform for their honorable service to our community and country and we salute those who serve. That’s why we are so honored to care for their pets with discounted rates on provided services to our First Responders (Police, Fire, and Emergency Personnel) and our Military (all branches).
In addition, Raleigh Community Animal Hospital recognizes the reality of limited incomes and hardships; thus, we offer discounts to our local Seniors and those on Public
Raleigh Community Animal Hospital also recognizes the critical animal welfare services provided to the community by our local shelters and local animal rescue organizations; thus, we have extended ourselves and partnered with the following shelters and rescues to provide the care these precious lives deserve. The volunteers and staffs of each work tirelessly to protect the animals across our community, county and state, and we are honored to be a small part in the daily difference they are making.
- Paw Project - a 501 (c) (3) non profit group dedicated to helping local animals in need of medical treatment, food and finding a safe and loving forever home.
- Wake County Animal Center and the Heal-A-Heart Foundation - providing Heartworm Treatment to adopted, fostered and awaiting-adoption heartworm positive canines from/with the Wake County Animal Center.
- Purrfect Smiles – a registered 501c3 organization committed to raise funds and provide medical treatment, enrichment activities, and boarding services for shelter cats at the Wake County Animal Center.
- Alley Cats and Angels – a local, 501c3 non-profit, all-volunteer, foster-home-based cat rescue, dedicated to improving the lives of the stray, abandoned, and feral cat populations; as well as the overall reduction of homeless cats in the Triangle through their adoption, barn cat, trap-neuter-release, and spay/neuter assistance programs.
- MeowHouse Cat Rescue – a local, 501c3 non-profit, all-volunteer, foster-home-based cat rescue offering a helping hand to cats in need of rescue, providing them with food, medical care, housing, and love until an appropriate forever home is found.
- Hope Animal Rescue - a nonprofit organization committed to improving the lives of stray and abandoned pets in North Carolina, promoting compassionate and humane treatment of all animals, regardless of breed or species.
- Triangle Sheltie Rescue - an all-volunteer, private organization dedicated to helping homeless Shetland Sheepdogs in North Carolina and nearby states.
- North Carolina Schnauzer Rescue- a 501c3 non-profit, all-volunteer group that works in North Carolina to rescue, assess through fostering, care for medical needs, and adopt out pure-bred miniature schnauzers, striving to educate the public on schnauzer-specific and other canine issues, and supporting spay/neuter for all family pets to help reduce pet overpopulation.
- Cause for Paws - a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to leading the development of sensitivity and responsibility for non-human animals in our communities and neighborhoods. Cause for Paws protect, nurture, and find homes for unwanted or displaced canines and felines.
- Tailless Cat Rescue– a 100% foster-based organization finding exceptional homes for exceptional cats; specializing in Manx, Japanese and American Bobtails, and Pixie-bobs.
Donations for Abused and Neglected Pets:
To further assist our community and the animals in it, we have enrolled in the AVMF Veterinary Care Charitable Fund: a program created by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation to support veterinarians in offering low and no-cost services to clients facing extraordinary hardships, as well as a way to support animals rescued from abuse and neglect. We encourage anyone who can to make tax-deductible charitable contributions to the Fund here, and check out our page to see some of the animals the donations are helping.
It was intentional that our hospital was named Raleigh Community Animal Hospital.
Community has a broad definition; it’s been monthly vaccine clinics and partnerships with 13 different rescues; it’s been shoe drives and food drives and school supply drives; it’s been adopting two families and bringing Santa Claus to life for them; it’s been early morning emergencies and late night texts. But above all, it’s the joy and love of making a difference that prods us onward!