8 Ways PCC Serves Our Community
Can you believe it? We're just 8 weeks away from the end of 2021, which means you have 8 weeks left to participate in The Pawlidays! To celebrate, here are 8 ways Pet Community Center (PCC) serves our community throughout the year. You can support these services, programs, and partnerships by donating to our Pawlidays campaign here.
1. Free Spay/Neuter Surgeries
We offer free spay/neuter surgeries for pets of clients in Davidson County who are facing financial hardship. Spay/neuter is an essential service that all pet owners should have access to no matter their financial situation. Click here to find out if you qualify for free spay/neuter services.
2. Low-cost Vaccinations
We're strong believers in the famous quote, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." That's why we work to make essential vaccines accessible to all pet owners by offering them at affordable prices. Vaccines protect animals against harmful and deadly diseases that can cost pet owners thousands of dollars to treat. You can view a list of our low-cost vaccinations and other preventive services here.
3. Waive Office Visit Fees
Our vaccine clinic's $10 office visit fee supports our operations and allows us to serve more animals in need. But, we would never want that fee to prevent an animal from receiving the veterinary care they need. That's why we waive the office visit fee for all vaccine clinic clients who show proof of government assistance.
4. Free Trap Loans for Community Cats
Our Community Cat Program provides resources and services to improve quality of life for community cats, help them become good neighbors, and humanely reduce animal homelessness. As part of the program, we offer free humane trap loans and training on how to trap community cats to bring them in for veterinary services. You can learn more about our Community Cat Program here.
5. Free Pet Food and Supplies
Our Pets for Life program works in areas of Nashville that statistically have the least access to veterinary care, pet supplies, and other resources. We use door-to-door outreach and partner with other community organizations to meet pet owners in those areas. This year alone we have provided Pets for Life clients with 805 free pet supplies including leashes, collars, pet food, and much more. You can learn more about the Pets for Life program here.
6. Dog Training for Pets for Life Clients
Through our partnership with Agape Animal Rescue and Training Center, our Pets for Life clients can participate in Agape's training program for free. This allows pet owners to access high-quality training that they previously could not. The partnership helps many dogs struggling with behavioral issues live happier lives and stay out of the shelters.
7. Affordable Online Pharmacy
Our online pharmacy allows clients to access our low prices from the comfort of their homes, making our services more available for clients with unreliable transportation or who are practicing caution during the pandemic. You can order from our online pharmacy here.
8. Keep Families Together
All of our services, programs, and partnerships help to keep pets out of the shelter and in loving homes. The results of our work include lower pet homelessness rates, lower shelter euthanasia rates, and improved public health and quality of life in neighborhoods across Davidson County.
Click here to donate to our Pawlidays campaign and help us reach our goal of $20,000 by the end of the year!