Maury County Animal Services (MCAS) is closed to the public for adoptions and intakes until September 14 due to a large percentage of their staff experiencing COVID-19, the animal center shared on social media.
MCAS “is currently experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak. Over 75% of our staff is affected,” reads their Facebook post.
As they are following CDC quarantining guidelines, they will be closed to the public until September 14.
Currently, MCAS has only 1-3 personnel to care for over 200 animals in the shelter and to respond to calls in the field, MCAS writes.
MCAS hopes to resume normal animal control activities after Labor Day.
Animal Emergency Needs
If you have an animal-related emergency, MCAS asks residents to call Maury County Sheriff’s Department at 931-388-5151, or your local law enforcement agency. To note: only one officer is available right now for 24/7 animal control emergencies, so please reserve your requests for service for actual animal emergencies, like actively aggressive or vicious animals, injured animals, or severely abused or neglected animals.