Day after Fourth of July busiest for Metro shelter

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The day after the Fourth of July is one of the busiest for Metro Animal Care and Control.

The shelter said it typically rounds up 50 to 60 stray pets on July 5, which can strain the already at-capacity habitat.

Metro Animal Care and Control is waiving fees for reclaimed pets until Saturday in hopes they can be reunited with their families.

Click here to fill out a missing pet report.

“Our number one goal is to reunite as many pets with their families as possible. but what’s really important for everyone to realize is we already have a full house at the shelter, with more animals coming in, now is an important time to think about adopting or fostering. We have lowered our adoption fees for our dogs to $45, that includes the spay and neuter as well as microchip and shots. Cats and kittens are $10,” says Rebecca Morris with Metro Animal Care and Control.

The shelter is nearly at capacity now, so if you’re interested in adopting, they are open all day. If you can’t find your pet, stop by Animal Control or fill out the missing pet form online here:

As always, potential adopters can meet with an adoption counselor to find the best match for their family.

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

All dogs and cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped and vaccinated before going to their forever homes. Click here for more information.