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FAQ

While we've tried our best to include everything on our website that we could possibly think we, we understand that you still may have some questions. Below are some of the more frequently asked questions we receive. Still have a question? Click here to reach out to us.

What's the difference between MCAS and Friends of MCAS?

MCAS (Maury County Animal Services) is the county's animal shelter. Their facility is located in Columbia, TN which is where all of the adoptable animals reside. MCAS has their own staff whose responsibilities include basic care of the animals. We (Friends of MCAS) recognized an opportunity to step in and support the efforts of MCAS in order to give the animals their best chance at a good life. Friends of MCAS supports these efforts with things like fundraising, facilitating meet and greets for prospective adopters, socializing the animals, taking dogs for walks, and just simply showing them love.

Who do I contact if I'm interested in adopting an animal?

We recommend reaching out to us (Friends of MCAS) so that we can facilitate a thoughtful, appropriate adoption. By doing this, the animal has a greater chance of success in with their transition... which ultimately brings great joy to the humans, too!

Can I foster an animal?

In most cases, we only allow fostering when an animal's behavioral or medical circumstances require this need. If you are interested in fostering rather than adoption, we recommend seeking out local, reputable rescues that are in need of such help or contact us to inquire about our needs.

I already have a dog at home but I'd like another. What's the best way to go about this?

Well, many of us here at Friends of MCAS have more than one dog, so we get it! While it may be exciting to jump in and adopt right away, let us know that you're looking to add another fur baby to your family. This way, we can arrange a play date (in the MCAS play yards) to make sure that your dogs will mesh well. The more we understand about your family and lifestyle, the better chance of having a successful adoption.

I adopted an animal and it's not working out. What are my options?

Before you panic, please know that this transition is hardly ever flawless. (This goes for the humans also.) We encourage you to look at some of tips from our Before You Adopt page. If you still have questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact us. We want your adoption to work out just as much as you do!

Why do you talk about dogs so much? Don't the cats need homes, too?

Yes, absolutely! While we would love to find loving homes for all animals as MCAS, dogs are the priority for a couple of important reasons: 1) There are simply so many of them – far many more than the cats, and 2) the responsibilities associated with the dogs are far greater than the care that cats need, and resources are limited that can offer care. 

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