Montgomery County, TN – Due to current staffing levels at Montgomery County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) and being at maximum capacity, the shelter is immediately ceasing all intakes of healthy owner surrender cats/kittens, and healthy free-roaming/stray cats/kittens.
A temporary hold on cat/kitten intakes is in place until the animal population aligns with MCACC’s capacity for care.
The $25.00 adoption fee has been waived for cats and kittens until further notice. Spay/neuter, Rabies vaccine, and microchip fees still apply.
“We currently have 140 cats/kittens in our care and we are experiencing the challenge of staffing shortages and capacity overload that is trending in shelters throughout the nation. The conditions have created a physically and emotionally exhausting environment for our staff,” stated Director of Animal Care and Control Dave Kaske.
As always, MCACC strongly recommends to anyone finding a healthy cat or kitten please leave them where they are because they are resilient animals able to forage and hunt for food.
“If you find a litter of kittens with no mother, please leave them be. You may place a small bowl of water for them if you would like but the mother is often nearby or off foraging for food. As always we strongly encourage anyone looking for a new furry family member to come down to the shelter and please adopt,” added Kaske.
During the Fourth of July weekend, MCACC becomes inundated with calls for service for stray roaming dogs that have been frightened by fireworks. Please do your part to make sure your pets are secure this weekend. Check gates, fences, leashes, collars, etc. and make a safe space for your pet during this time. If MCACC also reaches capacity for dogs, a hold will be placed on taking stray and owner surrender dogs.
MCACC is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. For animal-related emergencies Monday through Saturday between 8:00am to 5:00pm, call 931.648.5750. For animal-related emergencies outside normal business hours call 931.249.1304.
Available animals can be viewed at https://bit.ly/3Ac1lN0.
About Montgomery County Animal Care and Control
The mission of Montgomery County Animal Care and Control is to promote and enforce the humane treatment of our animal population as well as a dedication to rabies eradication, reducing animal euthanasia and controlling the pet population through a cooperative effort with the community.
Montgomery County Animal Care and Control continues to strive to be a well-respected community leader and primary source for the optimal care and protection of animals and people in Montgomery County.
Our mission is accomplished through working in compliance with state and local regulations; cooperation with area Veterinary clinics, animal organizations, and animal rescue groups; advancing community and staff education and by serving for the protection, welfare and adoption of animals.
You can contact Montgomery County Animal Care and Control by phone at 931.648.5750. MCAC is located at 616 North Spring Street, Clarksville, TN 37040.
You can visit their website at www.mcgtn.org/animal-control