A volunteer veterinarian at the SPCA of Wake County checks on Pepper, a hound mix that is being treated for heartworms. Like many shelters, the SPCA of Wake County has a great need at the end of the year.
A volunteer veterinarian at the SPCA of Wake County checks on Pepper, a hound mix that is being treated for heartworms. Like many shelters, the SPCA of Wake County has a great need at the end of the year. MECHELLE HANKERSON mhankerson@newsobserver.com
A volunteer veterinarian at the SPCA of Wake County checks on Pepper, a hound mix that is being treated for heartworms. Like many shelters, the SPCA of Wake County has a great need at the end of the year. MECHELLE HANKERSON mhankerson@newsobserver.com

Local animal shelters face challenges during the holidays

December 20, 2015 09:48 AM