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Metro Animal Care and Control Rescues Animals from Overcrowded Property


Officials with Metro Animal Care and Control (MACC) have secured 368 birds and small animals that were surrendered to the shelter as part of an ongoing animal hoarding investigation. The animals were rescued from an overcrowded property in a residential subdivision off of Murfreesboro Pike on Saturday, April 1.

After receiving a complaint from neighbors on Wednesday, March 29, MACC staff conducted an interview and investigation regarding inappropriate care and conditions of the animals on site. The owner of the animals relinquished ownership of the animals to MACC on Saturday, April 1. Upon relinquishment of the animals, MACC staff began the removal process of the remaining live and deceased animals.

MACC is now currently providing handling, sheltering, transportation, medical attention and food for these animals. MACC staff and volunteers will continue to provide care for the animals while they work to find safe rescue placement for the animals.