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Health Department

Metro Animal Care and Control
5125 Harding Place
Nashville, TN  37211
(615) 862-7928

Metro Animal Care and Control

  • promotes responsible pet ownership
  • prevents the spread of animal borne diseases
  • enforces animal control ordinances including animal cruelty and neglect
  • protects the public from nuisance animals running at large
  • provides temporary shelter for stray, unwanted or homeless animals
  • offers pets for adoption that have been screened, vaccinated, and spayed or neutered

To request our services call (615) 862-7928.

Visit the new  Metro Animal Care and Control Facebook page

Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month flyer

Certified MACC Partner Application

If you are interested in volunteering at MACC please contact Rebecca Morris

Volunteer Information
Volunteer Application

Metro Animal Care and Control Advisory Council Meeting Minutes

Keeping of Domesticated Hens in Nashville

Ordinance BL2011-47
Rules and Regulations
Application and Affidavit
Keeping Backyard Hens FAQs

Adoptable Animals

Metro Animal Care and Control Adoptable Pets of the Week

Metropolitan Nashville Board of Health Animal Care and Control Adoption Fee Schedule (effective 3/14/2014)

Animal Control Fees per Metro Code of Ordinances

Dog Adoption Fee $90.00 - includes first shots, deworming, heartworm, spay/neuter and rabies vaccination.

Cat Adoption Fee $60.00 - includes first shots, FELUK, spay/neuter and rabies vaccination.

Find An Animal With Pet Harbor (Pet Harbor)

Find An Animal With Pet Finder (Pet Finder)

(Some animals listed may not be available for adoption.  Contact the Metro Animal Care and Control at (615) 862-7928.)

Day Office Hours Adoptions
Monday Closed
Animal drop-off only
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Closed
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday Closed Closed

Coyotes

For information on coyotes, read the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency article Coyotes in Tennessee. After reviewing the cover page, click on the right side article CONTROLLING COYOTES IN TENNESSEE for an excellent booklet on ideas to how to best coexist with these animals. Also, watch our video on Coyote Awareness by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency West Tennessee Regional Manager Gary Cook.

DISASTER PLANNING and the Disaster Animal Response Team (D.A.R.T.) Plan

Visit the Tennessee Department of Agriculture DART website.

Contact Metro Animal Care and Control at (615) 862-7928.