Randy Travis recently paid a visit to Metro Nashville Animal Care & Control to support the adoption of dogs, cats and other animals in need of homes. The Country Music Hall of Fame icon toured the facility, spent time with the pets and staff and posed for photos with visitors to the shelter. Director, Lauren Bluestone and Medical Director, Dr. Staci Cannon named two dogs “Randy” and “Travis,” accelerating their adoptions the next day. Travis and his wife Mary have two dogs of their own and are big advocates for adoption.
The Metro Animal Care and Control Center is committed to the delivery of humane and responsive animal care and control services to and for the residents and animals of Nashville-Davidson County. They are the only 100% open intake shelter in Nashville and the surrounding Davidson County. With an approximate intake total per year of 6,600 animals, adoptions total around 2,800 with about 1,300 return to owners and 1,300 being transferred to other agencies. For information on how to adopt click here or visit the shelter seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (until 6 p.m. on a Thursday).