UPDATE: If you have lost or found a pet please visit Nashville Flood – Lost & Found Pets
The flooding of Nashville has displaced thousands of people and also thousands of animals. Many people were forced to evacuate and some were able to take their pets along but many more were not. There are also the homeless animals that are now finding no food as well as their way into already overcrowded shelters. Nashville area animal shelters are in need of items to assist in the care of the animals they have housed until their human counterparts can pick them up. If you can help please supply what you can.
Metro Animal Services is in need of blankets, cat and dog food, pet shampoo, laundry and dish detergent, towels and kitty litter. Items can be dropped of at Metro Animal Care, 5125 Harding Place.
Nashville Humane Association needs cat food, dog food, blankets, newspapers and towels. Those items can be dropped off at 213 Oceola Avenue in West Nashville. They are located behind Sprintz Furniture off of White Bridge Road.
Information from Nashville Humane Association site:
Flood Advisory and Assistance
Nashville residents can call 615-862-8574 if they need assistance finding a shelter. This number should be used for non-emergencies. Please use 911 for emergencies.
The American Red Cross opened the following emergency shelters in Middle Tennessee:
* Lipscomb University – Nashville — AT CAPACITY FOR ANIMALS
Animal victims from floods can be brought to the NHA shelter in West Nashville at 213 Oceola Avenue, located directly behind Sprintz Furniture Store.
* Centerville Church of Christ – Centerville, Tenn
* Bonaqua United Methodist Church – Lyles, Tenn.
* College Hills Church of Christ – Lebanon, Tenn.
* Fairview Recreation Center – Fairview, Tenn.
* People’s Church – Franklin, Tenn.
* Erin City Hall – Erin, Tenn.
* Waverly Church of Christ – Waverly, Tenn.
* Smyrna Town Center – Smyrna, Tenn.
* Coffee County Middle School – Manchester, Tenn.
* Civic Center – Jackson, Tenn.
Also, consider staying in a pet friendly hotel. Click here for a list of Pet Friendly Hotels in Nashville, and call ahead to ensure they have available rooms.
If you have lost a pet…
• Fill out a lost report with Nashville Humane Association — check daily for found reports. Please provide:
Appearance: breed, coat type, ears, tail, age, weight, sex, color, etc.
Identification: tags, microchip, etc.
Location: where your pet lives, when and where your pet was last seen
• Contact Metro Animal Care & Control — (615) 862-7928 – 5125 Harding Pl, Nashville, TN -– Because of the differences in how owners describe colors and breeds the owner is then required to come down daily to reduce the potential for miscommunication or misidentification
• Fill out a lost report with Nashville PetFinders,LostAPet.org and Wilson County PetFinders.com websites — check found reports daily online — finders have different ideas of colors and breeds
• Contact all veterinary clinics within the area to see if the pet was brought in by a good Samaritan — check back daily
• Contact the closest evening Pet Emergency clinic to see if a good Samaritan brought the pet in for medical care — check back daily
• Place a lost posting on your neighborhood list serve — check daily for found posts
• Walk/drive through your neighborhood, familiar walking routes, check with neighbors
• Post lost report with photo as permitted in stores and other sites
• Contact the streets division to see if any pets were picked up due to fatal injury
Animal Shelters have a hold period, enabling time for the owner to make the rounds and hopefully increase awareness that a much loved pet is missed.
To check Nashville Pet Finders for a lost pet or report a found pet, please click here.