Animal Control shelter in Montgomery County closes over COVID outbreak | ClarksvilleNow.com – Clarksville Now

By ClarksvilleNow.com December 29, 2021 7:50 am

CLARKSVILLE, TN (CLARKSVILLE NOW) – The animal shelter in Montgomery County has closed over an outbreak of COVID-19 among employees.

Animal Care and Control (MCACC) will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 29, through Saturday, Jan. 1, according to a news release from county spokeswoman Michelle Newell.

“Several employees from the shelter, which is already in need of additional staff, have been affected by COVID-19,” Newell said.

Animal Control is scheduled to reopen on Monday, Jan. 3.

MCACC will respond to emergency calls only through Monday. This includes police/fire/EMS assistance, aggressive/dangerous dogs, bite investigations, and sick/injured animals. Phones calls will be answered, and every call will be documented and put in the system for MCACC to respond to when they can, the release said.

“As with any time Animal Care and Control is required to close, we have staff who are taking care of the animals in our facility. We are also accepting applications at this time from people who are interested in serving our community on behalf of the animals brought to the shelter,” MCACC Director Dave Kaske said in the release.

For more, go to the Montgomery County Animal Care and Control website.

Source: https://clarksvillenow.com/local/animal-control-shelter-in-montgomery-county-closes-over-covid-outbreak/

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