Pet Community Center is a 501-C3 registered non-profit animal advocacy group that serves the Nashville area and surrounding communities. Their main focus is spaying and neutering feral and stray cats. PCC responds to requests from the community by trapping entire feral colonies for spay and neuter. After a short recovery period, the feral cats are released back to their homes. Over the past two years, PCC has trapped and altered more than 2,000 cats in the Nashville area.
New Spay/Neuter Grants
PCC's newest outreach is a free spay/neuter program for the Inglewood and Old Hickory communities. This program is funded by Best Friends Lifesaving Grants, in partnership with Petsmart Charities® to spay and neuter up to 200 cats in Inglewood and 290 cats in Old Hickory. Inglewood is a northern suburb of Nashville, located between Nashville and Madison. Old Hickory is located between Nashville and Hermitage. The Old Hickory grant includes Old Hickory Village, Rayon City and Lakewood.
To be eligible for free spay/neuter services, the cats must be living at an address located in the 37216 zip code of Inglewood or the 37138 zip code of Old Hickory, TN. Cats and kittens must be at least 12 weeks old and weigh at least 2 lbs to be spayed or neutered. This program is only for feral or stray cats living outside. Indoor pet cats are not eligible.
Applying for the Program
If you live in Inglewood or Old Hickory, just fill out the online questionnaire or call (615) 512-5001 to request assistance with trapping and altering cats in your community. The questionnaire is very easy to complete, requiring only your contact information, number of cats in need, and if you are able to help with the trapping. Unlike most low cost spay/neuter programs, you do not have to trap the cats yourself and transport them. If you work long hours or are on a limited income, PCC is glad to come out to your property to help with trapping, spay/neuter and transport.
How it Works
Once you request assistance, a volunteer will contact you to schedule an appointment. PCC will provide you with traps and demonstrate the best techniques for trapping cats safely and humanely. If needed, volunteers can also help with transporting cats to and from a local spay/neuter clinic. PCC provides help and support through every step of the process.
Every cat that participates in the program will be spayed or neutered, receive a rabies vaccine and an ear tip. The ear tip is a small snip from the tip of the left ear and serves as the universal sign that a feral cat has been spayed or neutered. Since many cats on the street look similar, it is important to be able to know which ones have already been fixed to avoid trapping the same cats more than once. Cats are returned to their outside homes.
How You Can Help
Pet Community Center relies entirely on grants and the support of the Nashville community to keep trapping and fixing feral and community cats. If you would like to help, you can donate securely online or mail your check to Pet Community Center - PO Box 148846 - Nashville, TN 37214. You can also sign up to be a monthly sponsor starting from just $5/month.