Adopt your own musical icon from Metro Animal Care & Control

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – To celebrate the traditions and history of Music City, Metro Animal Care and Control (MACC) is offering the ‘Sing Your Heart Out’ adoption special to find forever homes for ‘Tim McGraw,’ Faith Hill,” and the other pets with music-themed names in MACC’s care.

According to MACC, adoption fees will be waived for prospective adopters who choose to sing the lyrics of a namesake dog or cat singer from Wednesday, October 12 through Monday, October 17.

In preparation for the promotion, many of MACC’s pets were reportedly named after musical icons, including the following:

Officials reported that 138 dogs were being housed at MACC — more than double the ideal amount the shelter can hold — on Wednesday. Therefore, between the dogs living at the shelter and the over 40 other dogs in foster care, there are over 100 dogs currently available for adoption.

Additionally, MACC said it is caring for 58 cats living at the shelter and 46 in foster care.

MACC adoptions can be handled in several ways, including those listed below:

  • All available animals are displayed on under the postal code “37211”.
  • For pets that are at the shelter, prospective adopters are encouraged to drop by between noon and 4 p.m. any day of the week to check on available pets. MACC adoption counselors can also help you find a pet that fits your shelter lifestyle.
  • For pets that are in foster care, interested adopters can email [email protected] to get in touch with the pet’s foster family.

Officials are also encouraging people to consider caring for a pet in foster care, adding that MACC and its foster care coordinator provide food, equipment, medication, support and supplies. advice that foster family volunteers need for fostering a pet. The animal would then stay with the volunteer until an adoptive family comes forward and transfers the animal to its new family.

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“Fostering has proven to be a better alternative to sheltering for many pets. Pets in foster care are in a less stressful environment. Pets in foster care are better able to show what makes them unique, giving adoptive families more information when deciding which animal to adopt,” MACC said. “Fostering also frees up space at the shelter, which allows MACC to ensure the shelter is a more comfortable place for the animals housed there. Fostering is also a good way for community members to find out if a pet is right for their family.

If you are interested in becoming a Foster Volunteer, you can email [email protected] or apply to join the “Foster Roster” by by following this link and complete the online application.

Boyd S. Abbott