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Metro Animal Care and Control and Williamson County Animal Center Announce "Mission Pawsible Adopt-a-Thon"


Metro Animal Care and Control (MACC) and Williamson County Animal Center (WCAC) are joining forces to host the area's first Mission Pawsible Adopt-a-Thon. During the two-day event, both shelters will be serving the community by keeping their doors open extra-late with the singular goal of finding "forever" homes for each of the shelter's adoptable animals.

The Mission Pawsible Adopt-a-thon begins Friday, March 10 and continues through Saturday, March 11. During the Adopt-a-Thon, all adoption fees will be waived at both shelters.

“This is an exciting time for both communities, as each shelter is making significant strides in improving live outcomes for adoptable animals across Middle Tennessee,” said Rebecca Morris, spokesperson for Metro Animal Care and Control. “We hope area residents will come out and adopt during this exciting event.”

Laura Chavarria, director of Williamson County Animal Center, said she looks forward to participating in the Adopt-a-thon with MACC. "Our partnerships with MACC have always yielded great results and we are excited to be part of this weekend."

The Mission Pawsible Adopt-a-Thon occurs at the time of year when shelter intakes historically start to increase. During the spring and summer months, both open-admission facilities can see intakes double, with more than 40 animals entering each shelter per day.

Mission Pawsible Adopt-a-Thon Hours:

  • Friday, March 10, 2017 – 10 a.m. to Midnight
  • Saturday, March 11, 2017  – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

During the event, potential adopters will meet with an adoption counselor to find the best match for their family. Once their best match is found, the adoption will be processed and all adoption fees will be waived during the Adopt-A-Thon. Adoption fees for dogs are regularly $50 to $90, and cat adoption rates are $50. These fees go toward the care, housing, feeding and medical attention given to shelter animals. Every adoptable animal comes with up-to-date vaccinations, and is microchipped as well as spayed or neutered.