Pet lovers who are in a giving mood are always welcome at the Cheatham County Animal Control (CCAC) center said director Brittany Sellers, but especially during the holiday season.
“We aren't equipped to take donations electronically,” she says, “but donors can come by and contribute.”
The needs and services of the shelter, which is located at 2797 Sams Creek Road, Pegram, are basically the same the year around, Sellers explained.
Besides physically caring for the animals it takes in, CCAC also arranges for pet adoptions, foster care and volunteer caregivers. Last year, the facility took in 1,350 animals and at one time sheltered 200 cats and kittens.
The center has a no-kill policy, Sellers said, but prior arrangements are necessary to bring in animals for its care.
Sellers says that since the center's nine-member staff doesn't include a veterinarian, it maintains a close relationship with the Kingston Springs. Animal Hospital, 170 Luyben Hills Road. “They're wonderful partners,” she added.
In the spirit of the season, CCAC's adoption fee for their cats and dogs is a festive $12 until Dec. 23.