Community Outreach

  • MAC Community Door to Door Campaign. One full time Animal Services Officer goes door to door assisting pet owners in underserved neighborhoods. This officer provides food and supplies to residents in order to help them keep their pets safe and healthy. During the cold winter months, this includes providing dog houses to owners who need shelter for their pets.
  • Emergency Boarding Program. In extreme emergencies and disasters, MAC shelters animals short term for pet owners. Animals are housed at the shelter, provided veterinary care and all animals are returned to owners. This program began in April 2014. The program includes multiple collaborating agencies such as Relevant Hope, Community Kitchen, Metropolitan Ministries, VA Center, Red Cross and Salvation Army, Family Justice Center and a variety of law enforcement agencies. This program is based solely on referrals from social service agencies for animals belonging to homeless people going into shelters during cold temperatures, fire victims, domestic violence victims, evicted veterans in transition, and homeless people in the hospital.
  • FREE Dog House/Straw Program
  • PET Food Bank
  • Family Justice Center Collaboration for Sheltering. MAC has onsite kennels at the FJC for temporary sheltering of animals belonging to victims of domestic violence.
  • Healing Hearts Program. MAC provides treatment of heartworms in the Center’s dogs.
  • Trap/Neuter/Release Program. MAC provides feral cat spay/neuter and release.
  • Angel Fund. This Program provides urgent veterinary care to low income pet owners.
  • FREE Community Vaccination Clinics (off-site). MAC hosts FREE clinics in neighborhoods identified as high risk for animal welfare complaints. MAC provides veterinarians, officers and volunteers.
  • Chattanooga Veterinary Technician Program Site location
  • Homeless Pet Assistance Program. MAC bridges the gap with homeless citizens with pets in care that would otherwise force people to surrender their animals to the shelter.