The Cheatham County Animal Control Facility will close for two weeks beginning March 29 to allow mold removal, ceiling replacement, and installation of a new heating and air conditioning system, according to Kristin Reid, director of the Cheatham County Department of Animal Control.
“This is a much-needed upgrade that’s been in process for several months,” Reid said. “Inspections, planning, budget approvals, obtaining bids, and awarding the contract are completed and work will begin March 30 and will take an estimated two weeks to complete.”
Reid said the facility must be closed to staff, visitors and all animals until the work is completed.
“It’s a safety requirement for both humans and animals,” she said. “This is an optimum time for the work to be done since our animal population is at its lowest this time of year. We have 19 animals in the facility right now and will need adoptions or temporary foster homes for them before work begins. All adoption fees will be waived. For anybody willing to foster an animal, we’ll provide food, bowls, leashes, and all other necessities.
The facility has stopped receiving new animals until the work is completed.
“Anyone who spots a stray and can hold them, email us and we’ll provide everything needed for a short-term foster plus guidance on finding owners. For true emergency situations, call your local law enforcement and they will contact us,” Reid said.