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June 18, 2024

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Animal Shelters Unite for Pet Adoption Specials

Agencies are offering pet adoption specials through December and recruiting foster families.

Adoptable animals at Williamson County Animal Center (WCAC) in Franklin and Metro Animal Care and Control (MACC) in Nashville are hopeful that Christmas Eve will find them amongst presents by the trees. To help make sure these animals’ wishes are not only in their dreams, the agencies are teaming up to offer $25 pet adoption specials to approved applicants through December and recruiting foster families.

“Our hope is that Christmas Eve will be a ‘silent night’ at our shelters because all of the kennels are empty,” said WCAC Director, Ondrea Johnson. “What better time than the holidays to share your home with a rescue animal?”

Anyone interested in sharing a spot under the mistletoe in their home with an animal that is not adopted by December 21 can call the shelters or visit their websites to learn about holiday fostering opportunities. Not only does fostering give the animals a temporary place to stay where the love light gleams, foster families educate shelter staff about how the pet did in their home to help increase the likelihood of a successful adoption in the future.

“We are excited to partner with WCAC on Operation Silent Night again this year, this is an event that both organizations look forward to every year,” said Ashley Harrington, MACC Director. “We both share the vision that every animal deserves a FURever family.”

WCAC is open to the public Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.; and closed Sunday. Located at 1006 Grigsby Hayes Court in Franklin, WCAC will close at 4 p.m. on 12/22 and remain closed through 12/26. For more information, call 615-790-5590.

MACC is open to the public every day, 12 until 4 p.m. and until 6 p.m. on Thursdays. Hours may vary due to holidays. The center is located at 5125 Harding Place in Nashville. For more information, call 615-862-7928.


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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.