Speaking Up for Pets and the People Who Love Them

Pets are part of more families than ever before. Across the United States, more than 84 million households have a pet. In our hometown community of Middle Tennessee, we’re nearing a million pets, and Downtown Nashville alone has more than 3,000 dogs.

Even so, in many U.S. communities, there are not enough housing options for pets of all sizes and breeds. This means pet owners sometimes have to make tough choices – even giving up their pets to shelters that are already overcrowded.

Pets make life better in countless ways, but they can’t speak for themselves. That’s why Mars Petcare is speaking up for pet-owners and their pets, starting in our hometown community.

With partners in Nashville, we’re adding amenities and advocating for changes that will make it easier for people to welcome pets into their homes, no matter where they live.

This is part of the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ initiative, which brings the voice of pets and their owners to places of influence, advocating for fewer pets in shelters, more pet-friendly places, and happier, healthier lives for both people and pets.

Being a truly pet-friendly community starts with making sure every pet has a home. August 25 and 26, 2017, Mars Petcare sponsored all adoptions at Metro Animal Care and Control, Nashville Humane Association, and Williamson County Animal Center helping more than 200 pets go home with loving families.

We also were onsite providing free resources about responsible pet ownership and how to be a good neighbor with pets. Plus, we sent adopting families home with goodies for their new furry friend.

Let’s continue finding happy homes for every homeless pet, and making Nashville a pet-friendly leader. Stay tuned for more details, and sign up here to join the movement for pet-friendly cities across America.