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Knowledge is power

One of the most important things that Friends of MCAS helps with is educating our community. Not only is it our mission to find loving home for all of our animal, but we understand that this begins with teaching the public about important issues related to pet ownership. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the information below. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to us. 

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Before You Adopt

If you're considering adoption, it's important to spend time understanding this process in order to set realistic expectations. In doing this, yourself and your potential fur baby, can be set up for success.

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Keeping Your Pet Safe

There are precautions you can (and should) take to make sure that your pet is safe in your care. These simple steps could prevent a world of devastation for you and the animals.

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How Spay/Neuter Can Help

Spay and neuter is the best way to reduce the number of stray animals in the community, and it could have a positive effect on an animal's behavior. Click below to learn more about this important procedure.


Paw Pantry of Maury County

The Paw Pantry of Maury County was created to serve the vulnerable pet parents of our community with free cat and dog necessities, including food, litter, and more. Click below to learn more about this service, including how you can support their mission.

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Before You Surrender

Circumstances change and you may feel like surrendering is your only option. If you find yourself in this position, please educate yourself to avoid any unnecessary trauma for you or your fur baby.

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Reporting Abuse & Neglect

Cruelty to animals is illegal in Tennessee, as it is across the country. Click below to learn how you can identify the signs of animal cruelty, and understand what steps you can take to report it.

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Handling a Stray Animal

If you're in safe possession of a stray cat or dog, the best way to find its owner is to post it within your local community (typically through social media). If this isn't realistic, click below to learn about your other options.

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Frequently Asked Questions

While we've tried to capture all of the information we can on this website, you still may have questions! Before you reach out to us, click below to read through our Frequently Asked Questions and you may be able to find the answer to your question.

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