Metro Animal Care and Control adjusts hours due to staff shortage


NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – Metro Animal Care and Control (MACC) is adjusting its hours of operation due to a staff shortage, according to a statement.

MACC officials say that from Tuesday they will be open to the public at noon and close at 4 p.m. every weekday. This, with the exception of Thursdays when the MACC will remain open until 6 p.m.

This adjustment will allow current MACC staff to better serve the public during office hours. The schedule change is defined as temporary. When staffing returns to a more manageable level, the MACC will revert to normal hours.

MACC officials say the change will not impact services outside the facility. This includes animal control duties, administrative duties, and virtual adoption services. Those wishing to adopt a pet are encouraged to go online and view a full list of pets on Pets at under postal code “37211”. You can also send an email regarding the placement of an animal to [email protected]

In-person adoption and intake services will be available during all hours of operation. Microchip clinics on Tuesday are also suspended until staff levels increase. MACC is currently seeking positions for Animal Care Specialists and Veterinary Staff.

Those interested in applying can click here.

The MACC is also looking for volunteers to set up 5125 Harding Place. You can complete a request by clicking here.


Boyd S. Abbott

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