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Williamson County Animal Center is Animal Control, Care, and Adoptions. Unlike a Humane Society, we are not selective on the animals that can be admitted to us. We do not turn away any stray animal found in county, or an animal surrendered by their guardian (provided they live in Williamson County) due to age, medical condition, or behavioral issues. Appointments are required to surrender a family pet. There is no fee to bring in an animal.
Our priority is to serve the citizens of Williamson County. You must be a county resident to surrender a family pet, or to utilize our free or low-cost spay/neuter programs. Anyone from any county may adopt, provided they have an approved adoption application and there are no further conditions.
Although there is no official definition of “no-kill”, the general definition is one where the save rate is about 90%. Our save rate in 2019 was 96%. The only time we consider humane euthanasia at WCAC is if the animal has severe medical or behavioral issues.
If your animal goes missing, please first fill out a LOST PET form on this website. Secondly, come to the shelter to look for your pet. A staff person will escort you through the area where stray dogs and cats are held. If we do not have your dog or cat when you come in, we ask that you fill out a lost report if you have not done so. Post your lost pet on neighborhood web sites and lost pet websites. Put up flyers in your neighborhood. We hold stray animals for 5 days before they are eligible for adoption.
The intake department accepts strays Monday through Friday only, from 10am to 6pm. If you find a stray on the weekends or on a holiday, please secure it at your property and provide necessary care until it is reclaimed or you bring it to the shelter. Fill out a FOUND PET form on this website. Post information about the found pet on neighborhood websites and lost/found websites/Facebook pages.
On the weekends, there is no staff available to properly vaccinate and test the animal to ensure that s/he is not a safety or health concern to the other animals being cared for in the building.
Every cat that is available for adoption has been tested for FIV (Feline AIDS) and FELV (Feline Leukemia), given a microchip and a rabies shot. They have also received FVRCP (protecting against feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia), dewormer, and flea control. If you are adopting an intact kitten, we ask that you pay a refundable, $50 deposit, and that you bring the kitten back to WCAC to get spayed or neutered
If the animal is on medication at the time of adoption, the rest of the prescribed dose will be given to the adopter. After the remainder medication is given, we suggest you take the pet to your vet for a checkup.
Once the adopted animal has left the building, all medical care must be provided at the adopter’s veterinarian. The front desk staff will provide all medical records at the time of adoption.
Per the contract that you signed at the time of adoption, you must bring the cat or dog back to Williamson County Animal Center. For more information or to make an appointment, please call: (615) 790-5590 x3400.
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