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MACC Shelter Will Be Rest Stop Thursday Night for Transport of Dogs traveling from Texas to Pennsylvania Shelter


Metro Animal Care and Control, Best Friends Animal Society, Partner to Welcome Lifesaving Transport of Adoptable Dogs from Texas to Pennsylvania

Transport Project Moves Desirable Dogs from Overcrowded Shelter to Find New Forever Homes

Metro Animal Care and Control (MACC) and Best Friends Animal Society are partnering with Houston area animal shelters and rescues, and are working to help them with lifesaving transports and support. The transport effort will move dogs and puppies from Texas to Pennsylvania, where they will be available for adoption.  The dogs will arrive at MACC’s shelter during the evening on February 14 and will depart on February 15, between 6:30 a.m.-8 a.m.

Twenty-five dogs that originated from the Houston area will be arriving by way of their rescue partner ‘Best Friends’ to Metro Animal Care and Control in Nashville.  These 25 dogs have a nice warm place to rest overnight and will continue traveling to the Pennsylvania SPCA to ultimately find their new forever Homes.

Participating “receiving” shelters often have a shortage of animals to place and while some dogs already have families lined up, others will be adopted upon arrival.  Metro Animal Care and Control is constantly working on the animal welfare issues in their own community and own backyard as well as understands the tremendous strides to go but is very excited to assist in helping other areas in what little ways that we can.


Thursday, February 14
Dogs Arrive: Evening

Friday, February 15
Dogs leave: 6:30 a.m. -8:00 a.m.


Metro Animal Care and Control
5125 Harding Pl
Nashville, TN 37211

About Metro Animal Care and Control

Metro Animal Care and Control (MACC) is committed to the delivery of effective, courteous, and responsive animal care and control services to the residents of Nashville/Davidson County.  MACC’s mission is to promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of pets and people in Nashville.  Our goals are to build partnerships within the community to promote responsible pet ownership, decrease the overpopulation of domestic pets through spay-neuter programs, and to place adoptable animals in good homes.

About Best Friends Animal Society

Best Friends Animal Society is a leading national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. In addition to running lifesaving programs in partnership with more than 2,500 animal welfare groups across the country, Best Friends has regional centers in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Salt Lake City, and operates the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals. Founded in 1984, Best Friends is a pioneer in the no-kill movement and has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters nationwide from 17 million per year to about 800,000. That means there are still nearly 2,200 dogs and cats killed every day in shelters, just because they don’t have safe places to call home. Determined to bring the country to no-kill by the year 2025, Best Friends and its nationwide network of members and partners are working to Save Them All®. For more information, visit


The Pennsylvania SPCA’s mission is to protect animals, prevent cruelty and to improve the health and quality of life throughout Pennsylvania. We do this through our four physical locations – North Philadelphia, Danville, Fishtown and Lancaster, as well as through our Humane Law Enforcement Department which covers 23 counties throughout the state.