ABOUT PET COMMUNITY CENTER
We want to end pet homelessness and we believe it can be done. Keeping pets in their loving homes is the key to our success.
Pet Community Center (PCC) operates a high-volume, low-cost spay/neuter and wellness clinic in East Nashville run by highly skilled veterinarians, clinicians, and nonprofit professionals. In partnership with Metro Animal Care and Control and local rescue groups, PCC has been pivotal in the decline of the euthanasia rate in Davidson County, which has dropped from 80% in 2011 to less than 10% in 2019.
Additionally, PCC is tackling barriers to veterinary care and provides additional support services to pet owners in zip codes with the highest rates of pet homelessness.
The results of PCC's work include lower pet homelessness rates, lower shelter euthanasia rates, increased access to veterinary care for pets in poverty, and increased public health and quality of life for the Nashville community.
Pet Community Center is dedicated to strengthening the human-animal bond through accessible veterinary care & support services.
Pet Community Center serves more than 20,000 animals annually through our programming. Since our launch in 2011, Nashville's shelter intake has decreased by more than 50%. Our impact is made possible thanks to generous donations from pet lovers like you.
We act with kindness and helpfulness to people and animals. We meet every person we serve with non-judgment and share information respectfully.
We strive for excellence, professionalism, efficiency, continued learning, and development.
We are transparent and honest in our actions. We take responsibility for our actions and are accountable in our roles.
We value inclusivity, collaboration, client/community centered service and outreach.
PCC was formed in 2011 by a caring community of advocates and volunteers. The community initiated a grassroots spay/neuter financial aid program utilizing a network of veterinary clinics and volunteers. Within two years, the demand for spay/neuter services far outnumbered the appointments available in the network.
Additionally, Nashville had an astonishingly high shelter euthanasia rate (80% in 2010) with little success in finding a solution. Studying other cities saving 90% or more of their shelter animals, PCC identified that Nashville lacked key resources. Ultimately, Nashville was short 9,000 spay/neuter surgeries annually, creating an unprecedented need for a change in the way the Nashville community received veterinary care.
With support from the city of Nashville and a local animal-loving community, PCC opened a spay/neuter clinic in June 2014.