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Metro Animal Care and Control Adoption Event and Foster Opportunity for Thanksgiving


No one should spend Thanksgiving alone, especially shelter pets. Metro Animal Care and Control (MACC) is gearing up for the "Home Fur Thanksgiving" event, where all adoption fees will be waived November 21-27. The shelter will be closed November 28-29.

Home Fur Thanksgiving at MACC, November 21-27, all adoption fees waived.

If residents aren't looking to adopt at this time, they can also help a shelter dog have a warm and relaxing holiday by participating in the "Thanksgiving at Your Place" Bow Wow Breakout event. Adoptable dogs will be available to pick up on Wednesday, November 27, and can return to the shelter as early as Saturday, November 30. This short-term foster opportunity gives the dogs a break from the shelter, and volunteers will help the shelter learn more about their personalities that will allow them be matched to a forever home. All supplies are provided by Metro Animal Care and Control.

"We are so thankful each year for the community support for homeless pets around the holidays," says Dr. Staci Cannon, medical director at Metro Animal Care and Control. "Our shelter dogs would greatly benefit from a few nights snuggled into a foster home for Thanksgiving! It's easy to help out, and the pets will be grateful to join your family for the holiday while the shelter is closed."

Metro Animal Care and Control is located at 5125 Harding Place. Metro Animal Care and Control is open for adoption Monday-Wednesday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. All adoptable dogs and cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped and vaccinated.

More information about participating in the "Thanksgiving at your Place" Breakout Event

We have a cornucopia of dogs to choose from and we hope you'll consider adopting or fostering this Thanksgiving!

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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. Our 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.