“Cold Patrols” Assist Homeless Pets During The Coldest Nights

When temperatures begin to drop, it becomes even more important than usual to lend a helping hand to those in need. But what about the dogs?

When faced with a choice between securing a spot in a shelter or staying with their pet, many homeless people opt to spend the night out in the cold. These animals are often the only friend that person has and to be forced to choose between remaining together and a warm meal is something they should never have to do.

cold patrols help homeless pets

In Nashville, Tennessee, the homeless population and their devoted dogs now have another option. The Humane Society has teamed up with the Nashville Rescue Mission to help the pets of citizens picked up during “Cold Patrols” also receive a good meal, access to clean water, and a warm place to sleep.

cold patrols help homeless pets

Each time a person with a companion animal is picked up, their pet will be able to spend the night in the Rover Truck, a climate-controlled bus stocked with beds, food, and various other supplies. The organization will accept the pets of all of those picked up by the Mission saying there’s room to house 30 dogs or cats and that a backup bus is available as necessary for any overflow.

cold patrols help homeless pets

To find out more and to make a difference to dogs in need, head on over to the Nashville Humane Association who’ve been helping keep the mutts of Music City safe since 1946!



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