Clear the Shelters

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Help us CLEAR the SHELTER this Saturday, August 18th! From 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., APS will waive adoption fees for all animals – cats, dogs & small animals! WRAL-TV and MIX 101.5 WRAL-FM, in partnership with the Humane Society of the U.S., have teamed up with APS and 11 other local animal shelters to host Clear the … Continued

Voyager Academy First Graders Visit APS

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Around 100 first graders from Voyager Academy visited APS in January, and we loved having them here! As their community project, their goal was to find out, “How can we help support our local animal shelter?” They also wanted to learn the difference between fostering an animal and adopting an animal, and their culminating project … Continued

Placement Partners Share Our Vision

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Written by Annika Hugosson, APS Volunteer, Rescue & Foster Manager Not every dog or cat is ready for her forever home upon entering our shelter. With thousands of animals coming through our doors each year, we may encounter unique behavioral quirks and perplexing medical diagnoses that are difficult to remedy in a shelter environment. And … Continued

Local Girl Scout Celebrates APS with Silver Award Project

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Lauren Glover, a Girl Scout with Union Baptist Church Troop 870, decided to promote and give back to the homeless and neglected animals of Durham County as part of her Silver Award project – the culminating service project as a Girl Scout.  She brought her troop to APS, as well as a Brownie group. Before … Continued

January Discount Spay/Neuter Event

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Is your dog or cat spayed or neutered? If you live in Durham County and have a dog, puppy, cat or kitten that needs to be spayed or neutered, APS of Durham is offering $20 spay/neuter surgeries Thursday, November 30. If you are interested, please call or visit APS. You must present an ID or … Continued

Adopt A Shelter Dog Month

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In honor of October being National Adopt A Shelter Dog Month, all dog adoption fees are reduced to $50, and cat adoption fees are $25! Triangle-based Two Men and a Truck locations are assisting APS with the adoption fee reduction, and also collecting monetary and shelter donations during the entire month of October during their … Continued

September Cat & Kitten Special

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This September, FALL in love with the cats and kittens at APS! For the entire month of September, adoption fees are waived for all cats and kittens. Check our website to see who is available, and follow Whisker Writers on Facebook, for more photos and purrsonalities of our favorite felines!  

Dog Behavior Training

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APS is extremely fortunate to have a full-time animal behaviorist on staff. Each Wednesday at 10 a.m., APS Animal Behavior Manager Juli holds a dog behavior training class for APS dog handling volunteers. Check out the photos from this week’s class, as well as a video! If you are interested in participating, sign up in … Continued

Our best kitten season, yet!

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Since joining APS in January as Volunteer, Foster and Placement Manager, Annika Hugosson has made kittens her top priority. She hit the ground running with plans for a kitten foster program, and hasn’t let off the gas. Through her research and planning, support from donors, assistance from APS medical staff and cat technicians, and the … Continued