Metro Animal Care and Control needs volunteers in Nashville, TN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – On one of the hottest days of the year so far, News 2 volunteers braved the heat to help Metro Animal Care and Control.

MACC said it desperately needed volunteers. News 2 has partnered with the organization for this year’s Nexstar Founder’s Day of Caring.

Each year, Nexstar stations across the country select a community charity to volunteer and help meet their needs.

Over the years, News 2 has partnered with different organizations, including Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, American Cancer Society’s Hope House, The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, and Metro Parks and Recreation.

Thursday and Friday News 2 volunteers work on setting up and planting a sensory garden for the MACC.

This is a project that the shelter has wanted for some time. This will give the shelter puppies something extra to enjoy on their daily walks.

MACC offers a variety of volunteer opportunities at the shelter. In addition to yard work, volunteers are asked to help with 500lbs of laundry – done daily – to organize and clean the pet food pantry.

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For more details on how you can get involved, click this link.

Another way to get involved is to join us for this year’s Nashville Pet Project taking place on Wednesday, June 22.

News 2 will partner with Friends of Metro Animal Care and Control and the Pet Community Center to help our furry friends.

All day Wednesday we will be asking for your help in caring for adoptable animals in our community.

Plus, you’ll learn a lot more about all the amazing work done for animals at MACC and PCC.

If you would like to help MACC but don’t have time to volunteer, you can donate money to Friends of MACC or donate items from their wish list.

Benjamin M. Yerger