We were thrilled in 2013 when Metro Nashville Animal Care and Control (otherwise known as MACC) began taking critical steps to make positive changes in their shelter programs and policies. We're even more excited that they are kicking off 2014 with even more great efforts!
Read on for some of the ways MACC is striving to save lives:
As we reported in our June/July 2013 issue, breed discrimination has been lifted. ALL breeds of dogs now get assessed via the ASPCA SAFER system to determine adoption viability. (If you missed that issue, you can read the story online here.) However, MACC is still having a hard time adopting out pit bulls... please share the word to as many friends and family as possible to adopt a pittie from their shelter!
MACC has launched new Facebook page, allowing supporters to share adoptable pets and other information with friends online. Direct link is facebook.com/metroanimalcare.
MACC is on a mission to save lives through beautiful photography. Many more professional quality photos are being posted on their Petfinder adoption page, as well as on social media. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words, and a good one truly draws more adoption interest.
The shelter's two week rescue hold policy has been lifted, meaning rescues no longer have to wait two weeks to pull an animal. What's more, they have launched their Official Rescue Partner Program and will be hosting a Rescue Reception at MACC on 1/23.
A special Volunteer Expansion Program has been launched, and MACC is making a commitment to particiate in more offsite adoption events.
MACC has created a special program called The MACC Pack, which welcomes all runners and walkers to support the dogs of MACC by coordinating and participating in walks, runs and races with adoptable dogs. Interested in participating? Check out the details here.
Please lend your support and thank the folks at MACC for making these positive steps for the animals in our community!
Want more information on volunteering, adopting or these new programs? You'll find a volunteer application and more information on the MACC Website.