Metro Animal Care and Control will transition to a limited essential service model on Wednesdays

Due to a staff shortage, Metro Animal Care and Control (MACC) will be offering limited essential services on Wednesdays. Adoptions will not be available on Wednesdays, while other services will be offered in a limited capacity. The limited schedule of essential services will begin on Wednesday, February 9.

The ability to provide good service to those entering the shelter has been hampered by vacancies in nearly every division of MACC. Limiting services to one day per week will allow staff to better assess available pets, perform administrative tasks, and develop strategies to better serve the community.

Lost and found services will still be available during limited service days. Staff will assist those who come to the shelter to search for lost animals, escorting community members through areas where lost animals have been placed after being taken to the shelter. Assistance will also be offered to those who find lost animals, by scanning microchips and offering expertise on strategies to reunite lost animals with their families. Those requiring assistance during limited service days should ring the doorbell posted on the signage outside the MACC door.

Animal control operations will not be affected by the limited essential service model. MACC staff will serve those whose appointments are scheduled during limited service days. Volunteers will also be encouraged to fulfill their duties on these days. MACC thanks the strong group of volunteers who provide invaluable service to the animals in our community.

MACC will offer limited services on Wednesdays until staffing needs are met. Those interested in working at MACC are encouraged to browse the shelter’s job listings. All vacancies are listed on GovernmentJobs.com. Openings for the Reception, Animal Care, Animal Control and Veterinary Clinics divisions are all posted.

Metro Animal Care and Control (MACC) is committed to providing efficient, courteous and responsive animal care and control services to residents of Nashville/Davidson County. MACC’s mission is to promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of pets and people in Nashville. Our goals are to create partnerships within the community to promote responsible pet ownership, reduce pet overpopulation through spaying programs, and place adoptable pets in good homes.

Benjamin M. Yerger