“Metro Animal Care & Control needed a refresh, and the team agrees that October in Nashville is pretty perfect weather. The high temperatures have gone down, but it was definitely still warm enough for shorts and t-shirts. We headed back to continue to help increase the welfare of the animals living at this shelter.
“Half of us worked inside, and the other half worked outside, and then we swapped! Rescue Rebuild learned that Mars Petcare volunteers are great at landscaping and painting – both of which take quite a bit of patience. Outside, the team did a bunch of landscaping to repair the shelters existing dog trail that the volunteers and staff often use to take the dogs for a walk. Trails like this are important for shelters to have and to keep in good conditions, as exercise for these pups is truly essential for their wellbeing. Volunteers also cleaned up Metro’s existing play yard in the back by removing old PVC agility equipment, fixing broken sun sails, patching up the grass, and planting more seeds. We repainted benches, the pergola, and bridges too. Amazing what a little TLC can do!
“The volunteers inside were incredibly busy painting. The team painted two meet and greet rooms in colors that are calming and comforting to dogs. We do anything we can to make a meet and greet go as smoothly as possible in hopes that another four-legged animal will find its forever home. Paintbrushes couldn’t be put down quite yet! We also painted the community room and training room. With these new fresh coats of paint, it was a whole new place.
“To finish off this build, we renovated their cat photography area. The cat photo area was a storage room that we helped convert into a photoshoot space. We added a system for hanging backdrops, added shelves for storage of photo supplies, and installed lighting. There is no pet owner out there who doesn’t love pet portraits. This photoshoot area will help Metro draw in more visitors who have seen these glorious pet pictures online on adoption sites.”
– The Rescue Rebuild Team