Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Animal Care and Control is joining animal shelters across North America to save the lives of one million more cats in the next five years. It’s all part of a joint campaign of the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida and the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program.
The Million Cat Challenge is based on five key initiatives that offer every shelter, in every community, practical choices to reduce euthanasia and increase live outcomes for shelter cats.Montgomery County Animal Care and Control has waived the adoption fees for shelter cats for the Month of June for Adopt a Shelter Cat Month.
The shelter is open Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10:00am to 3:00pm and Thursdays from 10:00am to 7:00pm. The shelter is located at 616 North Spring Street.
“The shelters who have taken the Challenge are leading the way in finding and implementing new approaches to saving cats’ lives,” said Dr. Kate Hurley, director of the UC Davis program.
“Our focus is on removing barriers to adoption and last year, more than 325 cats and kittens were adopted from Montgomery County Animal Care and Control”, said Jeanette Farrell, Director of MCACC. “We are proud to be part of a movement to find loving new homes for a million shelter cats across the country.”
If you have any questions about this program or would like to learn more about cats and kittens currently available for adoption, please call 931.648.5750.
Montgomery County Animal Care and Control envisions a community where every cat has a permanent and loving home, every companion animal is spayed or neutered, and all pets are treated with respect and compassion.
About the Million Cat Challenge
The Million Cat Challenge is a shelter-based campaign to save the lives of one million cats in North America over the next five years. The core strategy of the campaign will focus on five key initiatives that offer every shelter, in every community, practical choices to reduce euthanasia and increase live outcomes for shelter cats. Drs. Levy and Hurley are available for interviews.
For more information, visit www.millioncatchallenge.org