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Nashville Zoo to host “Meet Your Best Friend” Animal Adoption Drive November 15th

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Looking for a new best friend? Nashville Zoo is hosting its fourth annual Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo animal adoption drive on Saturday, November 15th. From 10:00am-4:00pm, area humane societies, animal shelters and pet adoption agencies relocate to the Zoo parking lot with available dogs and cats looking for permanent homes.

Almost 400 pets have been adopted since Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo began in 2010. Guests are welcome to come pick their pet for adoption and receive information and promotional items from area pet service providers.

Meet Your Best Friend Animal Adoption Drive at the Nashville Zoo. (Amiee Stubbs)

Meet Your Best Friend Animal Adoption Drive at the Nashville Zoo. (Amiee Stubbs)

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Montgomery County Animal Control and Adoption Service to waive Cat Adoption Fees in July

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – In the month of July, the Montgomery County Animal Control and Adoption Service cat adoption fees will only be $12.00.

Tiny Town Veterinary Clinic has offered to spay and neuter cats adopted in July for free and Animal Control will be waiving the $25.00 adoption fee.

Adopt a cat from Montgomery County Animal Control in July for only $12.00

Adopt a cat from Montgomery County Animal Control in July for only $12.00

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Clarksville No Kill event at Montgomery County Animal Control this Saturday

 

Saturday Event to Benefit Shelter Dogs and Cats

Humane Society of Clarksville – Montgomery County (HSCMC)Clarksville, TN – Dozens of volunteers and local animal advocates have organized an outreach and fundraising event that will be held in the parking lot of Montgomery County Animal Control, 616 North Spring Street, this Saturday, June 15th between 10:00am-4:00pm.

Saturday’s event is inspired by a nationwide effort known as the National No Kill Movement, which challenges animal shelters, animal advocates and communities across the nation to do better. Per the organization’s website: The leading cause of deaths among healthy dogs and cats in the United States is due to killing in shelters.

No Kill Event Saturday, June 15th at Montgomery County Animal Control

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Animal Control is everybody’s problem

 
Hank Bonecutter

Hank Bonecutter

With the firing of Karen Josephson as the Montgomery County Animal Control director, an already serious problem is getting worse. It’s a very emotional and political issue, and it won’t get any better until we all take responsibility for our pets.

Josephson was fired over some administrative shortcomings, and missing receipts, but what she was really fired for, in my opinion, was bringing too much publicity to the problem, and having a big heart. Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers had just had enough of the non-stop headlines. The daily reminder that this is a serious problem, and only getting worse, was too much for the mayor. «Read the rest of this article»

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Girl Scouts to assist Montgomery County Animal Control Saturday

 

Montgomery CountyMontgomery County, TN – Girl Scout Troop 736 will be hosting a Saturday Adoption Event at Montgomery County Animal Control on May 12th from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

They have made special bandanas for the animals and will assist potential adopters with animals as well as answer questions about the animals. «Read the rest of this article»

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Montgomery County Animal Control overwhelmed with unwanted pets

 

Montgomery CountyClarksville, TN – Montgomery County Animal Control Director Karen Josephson says her department is “overwhelmed” with unwanted pets and strays, and the problem doesn’t look like it’s getting any better.

In an exclusive interview with Clarksville Online, Josephson explained the situation she and her staff have been dealing with the last couple of weeks.

Montgomery County Animal Control Director Karen Josephson points out the no dumping signs

Montgomery County Animal Control Director Karen Josephson points out the no dumping signs

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Montgomery County Animal Control and Adoption Services Hosts Successful Adoption night

 

Montgomery CountyMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Animal Control and Adoption Services hosted its first ever “Adoption Night” as part of their new operating hours that began January 1st. Last night’s event yielded 33 citizens visiting the facility and six adoptions.

“We had no idea that our first night would be such a success,” states Animal Control director Karen Josephson. She continues, “It’s great to see that our new hours are working well for the citizens and not to mention the adoptions!” «Read the rest of this article»

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New Animal Control Director has passion for the job

 
Karen Josephson

Karen Josephson

Clarksville, TNMontgomery County Animal Control has a new Director and she’s a breath of fresh air.  Karen Josephson comes to us by way of the Cheatham County Animal Control where she took that department from being one of the top “kill” centers in the state, to a department that had an 80% rescue/survival rate.

She hopes to make Montgomery County as good if not better.  “Education is the key” stated Josephson.  “The community has to understand that they have to take responsibility for their animals.  The animals depend on them to do the right thing. A pet has no-one to depend on except its owner.  I’m disturbed by how some people treat their animals.” said Josephson.

SEVEN beautiful EIGHT week old puppies - abandoned with their Mama! The pups are Golden Retriever - American Staffordshire Terrier mixes. We have the wonderful Mama - she's a white Staffie with brown spots. VERY SWEET! The pups are adorable and ready to be adopted.

SEVEN beautiful EIGHT week old puppies - abandoned with their Mama! The pups are Golden Retriever - American Staffordshire Terrier mixes. We have the wonderful Mama - she's a white Staffie with brown spots. VERY SWEET! The pups are adorable and ready to be adopted.

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Leading National Animal Organizations say Two Feline Friends are Better Than One

 

American Humane Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, CATalyst Council, and Petfinder Offer Top 10 Checklist for Cat Parents and Parents-To-Be

catalyst councilWashington, D.C. – Millions of Americans will heed the national call to visit their local shelter or rescue center during Adopt-A-Cat Month this June, and leading national animal organizations are encouraging families and individuals interested in adopting a cat to take home not just one kitty, but two.

This is among the “Top 10” suggestions from American Humane Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, CATalyst Council and Petfinder. The four organizations collaborated to create a Top Ten Checklist to help navigate the weighty decisions that come with the awesome responsibilities of pet adoption. They have also created an online resource center – available at www.americanhumane.org/aacm – for use by shelters, veterinarians, individuals and anyone who wants to ensure the well-being of cats.

Rabies Tag Numbers Can Provide a Path Home for Some Tennessee Pets

Rabies Tag Numbers Can Provide a Path Home for Some Tennessee Pets

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Animal rescue: New pure bred pinscher now part of the family

 

My family adopted a rescued puppy and named her Sophie. I found her on petfinder.com, which has pets from local humane societies and shelters. My dog came from Jack’s Place which is about 50 miles North of Clarksville in White Plains, KY.

I haven’t had a dog in a long time. She is already part of the family. It only took two minutes for her to know she is lower in the pecking order than our 10-year-old cat Rose, but they’re starting to get along.

Someone abandoned or ‘dropped’ Sophie out in the country, despite her being a pure bred miniature pinscher. Most dogs left this way die from starvation. Bob and Christine operate Jack’s Place and are at their maximum capacity with adoptable dogs and cats. If you have room in your home and heart and would like a dog or cat, try petfinder.com before you purchase a pet. Ninety percent of pets taken to animal shelters are euthanized; there are just too many of them.

The kindest thing you can do for all dogs and cats is to have yours spayed or neutered. According to the Clarksville Humane Society, Clarksville kills over 90 animals a week because of over-population.

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