CLARKSVILLE, TN (CLARKSVILLE NOW) – Montgomery County Animal Care and Control has taken in many pets that have been displaced from the Clarksville Tornado on Saturday and are seeking donations for animals and those affected.
“We started taking in displaced animals Saturday afternoon right after the storm,” said Animal Control Director David Kaske. “We’ve taken in about 14 animals, mostly dogs, and we’ve already reunited some of them with their owners.”
The shelter is fully operational due to the numbers coming in, and people are encouraged to check with Animal Control if they are missing a lost pet. They also accept donations from the community for wet and dry food, blankets, towels and washcloths, water bowls and cat litter.
The Nashville Humane Society helps the shelter by donating items for Montgomery County animals and people. They are also picking up pets to move into their space in an effort to make room at MCACC. “The support we’ve gotten so far has been awesome,” Kaske said. “We’ve had so many people ask what we need and what people in the community need.”
As of Monday, Animal Control officers have had difficulty entering the affected areas. “The traffic and congestion was so bad yesterday that two of our officers were stuck for over an hour and a half,” Kaske said Tuesday. “We’re hoping today to access some of those areas that we didn’t get into yesterday.”
MCACC will also provide free microchipping to pets this week at the shelter and in affected areas of Montgomery County, including Tiny Town, Tylertown, West Creek, Sandpiper, Britton Springs and Batts Lane. “Our adoption coordinator will be out in the vehicle today scanning microchips and handing out food to those who can’t make it to the shelter,” Kaske said.
The refuge located at 616 North Spring St. They are accepting donations downtown and at their Fort Campbell location, 5290 Eighth St., Fort Campbell. For more information, call the shelter at 931-648-5750.