BY HEATHER DOWDY
Want to make your day? Watch this irresistibly happy and contagious dance video produced by Williamson County Animal Center and Nashville Metro Animal Care and Control to promote shelter pet adoption and volunteerism in Middle Tennessee. Guaranteed to make you smile and dance with joy!
In recent years, both animal control agencies have made incredible strides in battling old perceptions about animal shelters and showing the public how positive their programs can be. Thanks to shelter directors Laura Chavarria (WCAC) and Lauren Bluestone (MACC), as well as the efforts of many staff members and volunteers, these animal care shelters are changing public perceptions like never before. Today's shelters are full of laughter, life and positive energy. Adoption rates at both shelters are higher than ever before, with fabulous volunteer, foster and rescue partner programs in place. These shelters feature play areas for cats and dogs, beautiful meet-and-greet areas, pet photography studios, calming classical music to keep pets soothed and more.
On June 17, the two shelters joined forces and combined talent to produce a catchy, fun dance video to kick off a summer of love, adoptions and volunteering. The “Can’t Stop the Love Challenge” is focused on increasing visibility for both shelters to increase adoptions, volunteerism and foster programs. Together, MACC and WCAC have set a goal to adopt 2,000 animals, log 10,000 volunteer hours, and grow each foster program by 60 homes. No challenge would be complete without an amazing adoption special – all adoption fees will be lowered to $10 through August 15.
To keep up with all the latest happenings at Metro Animal Care and Control, follow them on Twitter @nashanimalcare, on Facebook here, and Instragram @NashAnimalCare. To keep up with all the latest happenings at Williamson County Animal Center, follow them on Twitter @WCAnimalCenter, Facebook at here and Instagram @WCAnimalCenter.
Check out the video below, featuring both shelter directors as well as Natalie Corwin from Pet Community Center, Bernie Berlin from A Place to Bark, volunteer photographers Penny Adams and Adrian Budnick, and many more.
Video by HSM Productions.