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MACC Reduces Adoption Fee for Adult Cats

7/11/2013

$5 for Next 90 Days

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 11, 2013 -- In an effort to find good homes for an overwhelming number of adult cats, Metro Animal Care and Control (MACC) officials announced today they will temporarily reduce the adoption fee for adult cats (1 year or older) from $60 to $5.  

"This time of year our adult cats can be overlooked due to the high number of kittens coming into the shelter," said Judy Ladebauche, Metro Animal Care and Control’s Director.  "We encourage interested, loving and responsible families and individuals to take advantage of this special promotion and adopt an adult cat into their family."

The fee reduction will begin July 12th and be used as a 90 day trial to address a seasonal surge of cats and kittens at the shelter, and also measure the impact of lower cost on adoption rates.

All animals offered for adoption are checked medically, spayed or neutered, and up to date on vaccinations.

The MACC shelter is located at 5125 Harding Place and adoption hours are Tuesdays – Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The announcement comes after the Metropolitan Board of Health approved the temporary price reduction at its meeting on July 11th.  MACC officials will assess the impact of the price reduction on the number of adult cats adopted, and report back to the Board of Health at the end of the 90 day trial period.

Metro Animal Care and Control, a division of the Metro Public Health Department, has taken several steps in recent months to increase adoptions.  This includes reducing adoption fees charged to animal rescue organizations, adopting puppies based on behavior and health instead of specific breed, and using Petfinder.com to increase awareness for the great dogs and cats available for adoption at MACC’s shelter.