Nashville Radio Show: Pet Community Center

Pet Community Center is dedicated to strengthening the human-animal bond through accessible veterinary care & support services. We want to end pet homelessness and we believe it can be done. Keeping pets in their loving homes is the key to our success.

PCC was formed in 2011 by a caring community of advocates and volunteers. The community initiated a grassroots spay/neuter financial aid program utilizing a network of veterinary clinics and volunteers. Within two years, the demand for spay/neuter services far outnumbered the appointments available in the network. Additionally, Nashville had an astonishingly high shelter euthanasia rate (80% in 2010) with little success in finding a solution. Studying other cities saving 90% or more of their shelter animals, PCC identified that Nashville lacked key resources. Ultimately, Nashville was short 9,000 spay/neuter surgeries annually, creating an unprecedented need for a change in the way the Nashville community received veterinary care. With support from the city of Nashville and a local animal-loving community, PCC opened a spay/neuter clinic in June 2014.

Pet Community Center (PCC) operates a high-volume, low-cost spay/neuter clinic in East Nashville. Serving more than 10,000 animals annually through spay/neuter surgeries, PCC focuses its services on the health and well-being of animals in Nashville. In partnership with Metro Animal Care and Control and local rescue groups, PCC has been pivotal in the decline of the euthanasia rate in Davidson County, which has dropped from 80% in 2011 to 10% in 2018.

Additionally, PCC is tackling barriers to veterinary care and operates both a pet wellness clinic and a mobile clinic, providing veterinary care in zip codes with the highest rates of pet homelessness. In 2019, PCC will serve more than 21,000 pets with affordable wellness services.

PCC clinics are operated by highly skilled veterinarians, clinicians, and nonprofit professionals. Pet Community Center serves more than 35,000 animals annually through our programming. Since our launch in 2011, Nashville's shelter intake has decreased by more than 50%. Our impact is made possible thanks to generous donations from pet lovers like you.

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