Nashville, Tenn. (WKRN) — As officials work to help families affected by the storm, some agencies are focusing on helping pets, especially those who need to be reunited with their owners.
Montgomery County Animal Control officials said they took in about a dozen stray animals between Sunday and Monday morning. Many of these animals are not microchipped and officials added that they expect more calls to come in as the week progresses.
Right now, some shelter fees are being waived, including reclamation fees for lost pets. There are still several areas that animal control officials say they are unable to access due to storm damage. However, the public has also stepped up during this time by finding and impounding lost pets rather than bringing them in until animal control can access some hard-to-reach communities.
This was a big help considering the shelter’s capacity before the storms hit.
“It’s very unfortunate and we’re doing our best to reunite these pets with their owners. We actually have some here that we already have,” said Montgomery County Animal Control Director Dave Kaske. The owners have been found, but we’re holding the pets until they find out what’s going on. I am surprised to see the number of Just keeping them warm and safe during this time and it’s just for us, to see the caring work done by this community.”
Pictured are some of the animals that are now at the shelter after the storm.
If you want to make a donation, an animal control shelter in Montgomery County is in need of dog and cat food, towels, blankets and litter. You can drop off donations at 616 North Spring Street in Clarksville. Officials said they also need volunteers for those who would like to donate their time.
Some pets have even found their way into county shelters and the homes of other community members. Portland resident Trevor Owen found the dog on his back porch last night while walking his dog.
He was found near the main road on State Route 52 in Portland that leads to Gallatin.
The dog doesn’t have a tag, but Owen said it appears to be well cared for and his family is willing to care for him until he can find his way back home. Get it.
“He ended up being a really friendly, really good dog. I asked him to come to me. He put himself in the nice warm air. He laid down, we gave him lots of treats, he fee. posted on the book,” Owen said. “It’s definitely painful to see what’s happened and to know that some are either left behind, don’t know where they are. I hate to hear that.”
Owen said the dog responds to the name “Scrap.”
If it’s your dog, you can email Owen. email@example.com.