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Need to return that 'pandemic pet' you adopted last year? This might help


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Will Chappell)  --  Animal shelters have seen a surge in returns of pets adopted early in the pandemic as the health crisis begins to wind down. Nashville Animal Care and Control is offering a new adoption program that could make for an easier transition.

Many families rushed to adopt a new animal in the early days of the pandemic in 2020. However, now that people are returning to in-person work, school and social activities, some have found themselves unable to care for their pets and needing to return them.

       In response to this trend, Nashville’s Metro Animal Care and Control has launched a new website to smooth the process of return and adoption amongst residents of Davidson County.

The program, called Home to Home, allows residents looking to adopt a pet to connect directly with those wishing to return one. The system is free and will be suggested as an alternative to all who make an appointment to give an animal to MACC.

Nashville’s new program will allow pets to avoid spending time in shelters, keeping space open for other animals. The website for the new program can be found at Home-Home.org.

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