Pet Community Center established Phrannie's Phriends in 2020 to honor the memory of animal welfare visionary Phran Galante who passed away after a hard-fought battle with lung cancer in 2019. The giving society celebrates donors to PCC who give $1,000 or more annually.

Members of Phrannie's Phriends are offered the following benefits:

  • Recognition on the Pet Community Center website

  • Pet Community Center swag

  • Dedicated Phrannie's Phriends e-mail content

  • Recognition in Pet Community Center's annual report

  • Tours of the spay/neuter and wellness clinic

For more information about becoming a Phrannie's Phriends member, please contact PCC's Director of Development & Communications at

To make a donation online now, please click the button below and write "Phrannie's Phriends" under Tribute Name.

About Phran Galante

Phran Galante was a pioneer in the animal welfare field in Nashville.  In 1996, the city's Metro Animal Control shelter was ranked as the worst in the nation.  She helped lead the Animal Care Task Force and pushed city leaders for change.  She personally volunteered in the shelter; cleaning, feeding, caring for the animals, until finally, in 2001, a new shelter opened under new leadership. 

Things improved, but Nashville still had a lot of work to do as the city struggled with a shelter euthanasia rate in the 80% range. Once again, Galante was at the forefront as she stepped into the Chair role to lead a coalition effort known as United Partnership for Animal Welfare and served on the advisory board of Metro Animal Care and Control.

Over the next five years, Galante led efforts including a rewrite of city ordinances; spearheading outreach clinics in disadvantaged neighborhoods; and lobbying to end puppy mills and animal fighting. She was fearless and willing to use her voice for the voiceless. In 2017, PCC honored Galante with the Jourdan Parenteau Leadership in Animal Welfare Award, their highest honor.

2020 Phrannie's Phriends Members

  • Marion Kraft

  • Elaine K. Lytle

  • E. Marlee Mitchell

  • The Nafisi Family

  • Megan Naughton

  • Mattison Painter

  • Jourdan and Pete Parenteau

  • Richard and Robin Patton

  • Brenda and Colin Reed Family

  • Phillip and Christy Robinson

  • Ann Roush

  • Diana Springfield

  • Style House Salon

  • Shane Tarleton

  • Kelly Tipler

  • Ashleigh VanLandingham

  • Damon Whiteside and Craig Dunn

  • Tim Wright

  • Gail and Jim Alexander

  • Roberta N Andrews

  • Kix and Barbara Brooks

  • Susan Brown

  • Rebecca Burcham

  • David Carter

  • Lisa Cheek

  • Christine Corwin

  • Natalie Corwin

  • Mike Curl

  • The Hon. Karl F. Dean and Ms. Delta Anne Davis

  • John Esposito (Warner Music Nashville)

  • Joe Galante

  • Kim Hardy

  • Sherrie Harris

  • Doug and Melanie Hirt

  • Lisa Jaeger MD and Shane Spinner

  • Amber King

  • Sandy Koch

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