Nashville Cat Rescue (NCR), a 501c3 nonprofit organization, is launching a first-of-it’s-kind, walk-through mobile adoption truck to help more cats and kittens find their forever homes. The custom-built, 26 foot adoption unit will showcase multi-level cages, viewable from the outside of the truck, with access to interact with the adoptable cats and kittens on the inside. The air-conditioned interior will also sport a kitten play area where adopters can interact with their potential new forever friend as well as a safe transport area for the cats to travel on the unit itself.
NCR is an all volunteer, non-profit with 100% of donations going directly to benefit the formerly unwanted, stray or injured cats and kittens, many of whom were facing euthanasia in shelters before being rescued and placed in NCR's foster program. While NCR has adoption centers inside area Pet Smart and Pet Supermarket locations, the mobile adoption truck will be used to showcase additional cats and kittens that might have otherwise been euthanized. NCR's "catmobile" will travel throughout middle Tennessee to attend community and animal adoption events, senior-living facilities for onsite senior-to-senior adoptions, transport cats to safety from kill shelters and assist in cruelty/hoarding situations onsite.
A grand-opening celebration is planned for Friday, August 22nd from 4-7pm at the Donelson Farmers Market, located at 2730 Lebanon Pike in Nashville. At the event, attendees will get the chance to meet and interact with a number of NCR’s more than 150 adoptable cats and kittens. Goodie bags will be given to the first 50 people who attend the grand opening. To celebrate the new Nashville Cat Rescue mobile adoption unit, NCR will offer discounted adoptions through September 30th to qualified homes wishing to adopt from the mobile unit as well as the organization’s five brick-and-mortar adoption centers, with the goal of helping abandoned cats and kittens to find loving forever homes.
NCR raised the monies to fund the mobile adoption unit through the generosity of community donations, fundraisers and sponsors including Caudle and Apache Vet Clinics, Come.Sit.Stay, Mars Petcare US, Nashville Pet Emergency Clinic and Dr. Elsey's Cat Attract.
In nearly nine years, NCR has found loving, permanent homes for more than 4,900 cats and kittens throughout Middle Tennessee. The non-profit organization is dedicated to rescuing cats and kittens from off the streets and high-kill shelters. Co-founded by Kim Kmiec, Carrie Patterson and Megan Brodbine Williams, the organization counts 55 volunteers and 50 foster families among its devoted supporters.
To meet Nashville Cat Rescue’s adoptable felines, stop by Pet Smart locations in the 100 Oaks, Cool Springs and Hermitage areas and Pet Supermarket in Cool Springs and Donelson, or visit http://www.nashvillecatrescue.org/ to view photos and donate to the organization’s charitable efforts. With no paid staff or volunteers, 100% of all monies raised goes directly to support cat rescue in Middle Tennessee.
For more information, visit nashvillecatrescue.org.