Our mission is to reduce pet overpopulation through the funding of effective spay and neuter programs and to promote animal welfare through positive community education. We accomplish this by working with community partners such as mobile spay units, low-cost spay clinics and local animal hospitals to bring free spay and neuter services to various populations across Tennessee.
Our Programs Include:
- Free mobile spay and neuter clinics which bring vital sterilization services to the community
- Free spay and neuter clinics to provide sterilizations for feral cats, pit bull breeds and other special animal populations in need
- Our Emergency Animal Rescue Fund, which provides free spays and neuters to local, 501(c)3 charitable animal rescue groups who take in animals from a large-scale emergency animal rescue (such as puppy mill or hoarding seizures) in an effort to help offset their extraordinary veterinary costs
- By providing positive community education through our Public Service Announcements, seminars, and other promotional and educational campaigns.
Our Programs in Action:
April - May 2013: Free Feral Cat Mondays
The Nashville Paw Foundation is once again partnering with the Pet Community Center to help feral cats! We are funding 6 weekly "Free Feral Cat Mondays" clinics to sterilize 120 feral cats between April 8 - May 13. If you have feral cats in your area and are willing to learn how to help with trapping, we'll cover the cost! More details at THIS LINK... please share to help us get a handle on kitten season! :>
December 2012: Emergency Animal Rescue Funding
We provided an emergency spay and neuter grant of $1,100.00 on behalf of Animal Rescue Corps for the Spay Station at New Leash On Life to spay and neuter many of the 60+ pit bulls rescued from a suspected dog fighting operation in Cheatham County, TN. We also provided $240 to spay and neuter the dogs from this rescue which were placed into foster care with Nashville PITTIE and Agape Animal Rescue, helping these local rescue groups to offset their veterinary costs by taking in these special needs dogs.
September 2012: Feral Cat Clinic
We provided $3,000.00 to fund the spaying and neutering of over 120 feral cats in partnership with the Pet Community Center's "Feline Fix" TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) program.
July 2012: Feral Cat Clinic
We provided $1,100.00 to fund a mobile spay clinic to provide 30 feral cat spays and neuters in partnership with the Pet Community Center's "Feline Fix" TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) program.
March 2012: Emergency Animal Rescue Funding
We provided an emergency spay and neuter grant of $504.00 to Agape Animal Rescue for eight of the dogs they took in from a large-scale abuse raid led by Animal Rescue Corps. This grant helped Agape offset their veterinary costs, which are estimated at thousands of dollars for these special needs dogs.
We are in the process of scheduling dates for many other clinics... please check back soon for dates and registration information!