Pet Adoption

Gov. Haslam to Veto Ag-Gag Bill

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has released the following statement saying that he is indeed vetoing HB 1191/SB 1248...

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Metro Animal Care and Control Lifts Adoption Ban on Pit Bulls

It’s good to be a pittie in Music City! That’s because Metro Animal Care and Control (MACC) recently reversed a long-standing policy that will now give pit bulls a new chance at life and love...

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Free Feral Cat Mondays

The Nashville Paw Foundation has once again partnered with the Pet Community Center to provide free spay and neuter for local feral felines this spring. Founded by Natalie Corwin, the Pet Community Center’s “Feline Fix” program has sterilized more than 1,000 feral cats—and typically has over 800 on a waiting list at any given time! That’s why the Nashville Paw Foundation has joined the effort by providing funding to host “Free Feral Cat Mondays”, a series of six TNR clinics at Lebanon-based Fix For Life that will fund the sterilizations for 120 cats...

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Art for Animals Recap + Photos

Our 6th annual Art for Animals doubled in size from last year, with 500 guests raising more than $33,000 for the Nashville Paw Foundation to help fund local pet spay and neuter! Read all about it here and check out our fabulously fun photos!

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Restoring American Treasures

Mike Wolfe is not only the television star of the hit show American Pickers and the owner of Nashville’s own Antique Archeology, but he’s also a dedicated animal lover. That’s why he didn’t hesitate to step up when we invited him to participate in our new campaign to bring positive awareness to America’s most abused and misunderstood dogs: pit bulls.

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Feeding Frenzy: The changing landscape of the pet food industry

Many pet lovers have special memories of furry friends and the time they spent together in their youth. One of my fondest memories centers on spending the summer with my Grandma’s retriever, Red. He had such a loving personality and a coat tinged with auburn of Auburn. My favorite time of the day was just after dinner. That is when Grandma would help me scrape together the leftover chicken and vegetables for Red’s meal...

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Behind the Scenes at Glitter + Glam

It’s official: I’m haute stuff! In July, yours truly strutted the catwalk (more like dogwalk) at Agape Animal Rescue’s Glitter & Glam fashion event to support canine rescue. Hosted by actress/singer Jana Kramer and the AntMan (a DJ at The Big 98), the fundraiser was held at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel. Posh pups (like moi) and stylish humans sported nifty designs by the legendary country fashion designer Manuel Cuevas...

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Suspected Dog Fighting Operation Uncovered in Cheatham County

On Black Friday, Animal Rescue Corps (ARC) received an urgent call from Cheatham County Animal Control. During a brush fire on a wooded property, firefighters came across a troubling surprise: that the blaze was rushing toward more than 60 chained and penned dogs. Uncovering this suspected dog fighting ring was somewhat ironic. Says ARC founder Scotlund Haisley, "The fire that almost killed them has actually saved their lives."

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Safe + Healthy Thanksgiving Tips

I've always been good about not giving table scraps to my dogs, but I just can't help wanting to let them share in our annual Thanksgiving feast. After all, they're family too, so why not let them celebrate? However, many of the foods we enjoy during this holiday are actually harmful to our pets. Keep the following tips in mind to keep your furry family member safe and healthy during your holiday gatherings... then read on for some yummy noms you can share with them!

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Capturing the Last Moments of Life

You may have seen his photos circulating the internet recently: stark, honest images of dogs lost and unwanted in this world. Many folks online have been criticizing Taiwanese photographer Tou Chih-kang for taking photos of shelter dogs just moments before euthanasia, saying he should put those skills to use in trying to find them adoptable homes... However, I see Chih-kang's work as a devoted ministry; a heart-wrenching labor of love to tell the stories of the dogs who have been cast aside by society, to let the world know that they were here...

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