Metro Animal Care and Control Cuts Adoption Fees Through Sunday | New


NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – Due to the number of riding dogs and a drop in adoptions, Metro Animal Care and Control is currently exceeding its capacity for dogs at the shelter, underscoring the urgent need for adopters or volunteers to ‘Home.

MACC can comfortably accommodate 48 medium and large sized dogs in ground kennels. As of October 4, more than 80 dogs are currently housed at the shelter and 40 others are living in foster homes. Over the past month, MACC has welcomed more than 300 dogs and puppies.

To encourage adoption, the MACC is halving adoption fees from today through Sunday.

All available animals are posted online. Adopters are invited to the MACC facility at 5125 Harding Place to view available animals. The refuge is open from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. every day and until 6 p.m. on Thursday. Adoption applications can be completed at the shelter or online.

Regular adoption fees of $ 90 for dogs, $ 60 for kittens, or $ 40 for cats. All pets adopted at MACC are spayed / neutered, microchipped and started initial vaccinations. Donations are accepted to help provide necessary care for the animals at the shelter.

MACC is also asking the public to consider volunteering to welcome a pet into their home. The care of pets is flexible enough for most lifestyles and all veterinary care, medication and care supplies are provided by MACC. Specialized support and knowledge is also available through MACC’s foster home coordinator and adoption counselors. The animal can stay with the volunteer until an adopter is identified. The Bow Wow Breakout program is a short-term hospitality opportunity that allows residents to take a shelter dog on a city trip or sleepover at their home for a few nights. To participate, visit the shelter during opening hours to meet available dogs or send an email.

Foster care has proven to be a better alternative to shelter for many pets. Foster animals are in a less stressful environment. Foster pets are better able to show off what makes them unique, giving adoptive families more information in deciding which pets to adopt. Foster care also frees up space at the shelter, allowing the MACC to ensure that the shelter and services are available for lost and abandoned animals that enter daily. Foster care is a good way for community members to find out if a pet is a good fit for their family. Those interested in becoming a Host Volunteer can email or apply to join the Host List by completing the online form. is now with you on the go! Get the latest updates and videos, 4WARN weather forecasts, weather radar, special investigation reports, sports headlines and more from News4 Nashville.

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