News 2 hosts 3-day adopt-a-thon for Metro shelter

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – News 2 is co-hosting a three-day adoption special with Metro Animal Care and Control.

Adoption fees at the shelter will be $2 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The shelter is at near capacity with 80 dogs and 20 cats looking for good homes.

Officials with the shelter told News 2 that nearly 50 animals found their forever homes since the adopt-a-thon began.

“We’re an open admission shelter which means that on any given day we have 30-60 animals coming in the doors, so for us helping the animals that are in our adoption program find homes as quickly as possible, but good homes, that’s really the most important part for us,” said spokeswoman Rebecca Morris.

Click here to see animals from News 2’s Pets of the Week. 

Extreme weather can also increase the number of dogs and cats taken in by the shelter each day.

Metro Animal Care and Control is located at 5125 Harding Place and is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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