In an abundance of caution and the safety of our citizens and City employees Bartlett Animal Services is enacting the revised intake and adoption policies. Based on recommendations from the National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA) and to comply with the social distancing guidelines issued by the Center Disease Control the following policy changes are being made. These policies will be effective immediately and will remain in place until further notice. The temporary revisions are outlined below.
· Anyone wishing to adopt an animal from the shelter may still do so Monday through Friday 9:30-4:30 and Saturday 10-3.
Anyone wishing to come to the shelter must wear face coverings at all times while in the building.
At this time we are not allowing any volunteers or community service workers to work at the Shelter.
If you are scheduled for community service through Bartlett City Courts, please call them to reschedule at 901-385-5580.
If you are a volunteer or wanting to volunteer at the Shelter, please call us to reschedule at 901-385-6484
At this time we are not taking in donations. We ask that you check back once we return to our regular operating procedures.
We ask that you utilize social media for found or lost pets. The sites that are most common are Lost and Found Pets of Bartlett, Lost and Found Pets of the Midsouth, and Pawboost on Facebook. Nextdoor is also a good source.
We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time and it is our hope that we will soon be back to our normal business of providing a peaceful, safe and harmonious environment for our citizens and their animals.
Changes to our volunteer policy are as follows, volunteers must now be at least 16 years of age to volunteer without a parent or guardian present. In consideration of human and animal safety volunteer hours will be scheduled.