Metro Animal Care and Control is hosting an event called "Catapalooza" for the summer months where cats and kittens will be available for adoption for only a $5 adoption fee. Running from June 1 through August 30, this new program will ease the burden of the shelter during kitten season. The normal cat adoption fee is $60 for a fully vetted feline. With this summer special, adopters can bring home a healthy cat or kitten who has had a rabies shot, spay or neuter surgery and a feline AIDS and leukemia test.
MACC is a spacious and clean animal control facility. A separate kennel is maintained for cats who are ready for adoption. MACC also has a glass-enclosed kitten playroom where young kittens can climb a half-staircase and have fun playing with toys and other kittens. Visitors to MACC can watch the kittens play as they wait to be served in the lobby. In accordance with state law, all cats and kittens must be spayed or neutered prior to adoption. Kittens must be at least 8 weeks old and 2 lbs in size before they can be spayed and neutered. MACC also has two visiting rooms which serve as a quiet, enclosed space for a potential adopter to visit with a cat or dog without distractions.
Metro Animal Care and Control has been a high-kill shelter for many years simply due to the large size of Davidson County and the thousands of animals surrendered and seized every year. However, in the past year, MACC has worked hard to improve community outreach and raise the adoption rate. Local rescues now network with MACC to help more cats and dogs get adopted. Pit bulls now enjoy the same chance at adoption as every other breed and mix in Davidson County. Thanks to Catapalooza, most of the kittens surrendered to the shelter this summer should be adopted, as well as giving adult cats a better chance at a forever home.