Spay/Neuter Programs

At the forefront of all education efforts is the prevention of pet overpopulation through spay/neuter programs. 

Pets that have been spayed or neutered live healthier lives, are less likely to roam and less likely to be aggressive.

Pets Adopted from WCAC

The shelter sterilizes all adopted animals.

If a cat or dog is too young for surgery at the time of adoption, an adopter must sign a spay/neuter consent form for a future date and pay a refundable deposit. County law requires that only Williamson County residents may adopt pets that are not spayed or neutered. 

Vet staff at Williamson County Animal Center

FREE Spay/Neuter Program for Community Cats - Trapped cats accepted Monday-Thursday, 10am-6pm

Starting February 1, 2020, feral, unmanageable cats may come ONLY in between 8:30AM -9:30 AM in a humane trap. Unmanageable cats in airline carriers, dog crates, boxes, and makeshift crates will NOT be accepted.

Williamson County Animal Center's Community Cat program currently provides free spay/neuter surgeries for unowned outdoor cats in Williamson County. 

All captured cats brought in by citizens will be spayed or neutered AT NO CHARGE at the shelter, and returned to their communities.  Traps may be rented from the shelter for a $50 refundable deposit.

According to WCAC Community Cat program coordinator Samantha Anderson, trap-neuter-return (TNR) is the best way to reduce the cat population and can eliminate many nuisance behaviors. “TNR improves the lives of cats, reduces shelter admissions, disease and unwanted kittens,” she said. “But, in order to be effective, it must be a community-wide effort that extends beyond our staff. Citizens are encouraged to report community cats and participate in the TNR process.”

Additional Resources

Public Spay/Neuter Program for Indoor Cats

The Williamson County Animal Center sponsors a financial need-based spay and neuter program for residents of Williamson County. This program enables residents to have their family pet cats spayed or neutered at no cost to them if they meet the financial requirements during the application process.

The goal is to reduce unwanted or accidental litters of kittens in the community, which will lead to fewer cats being surrendered to the Animal Center. Having your pet spayed or neutered also reduces the chances that your pet will roam and will improve their overall health as they age. Please contact the Center at 615-790-5590, ext. 3 to get information or apply to participate in the program.

Public Spay/Neuter Program for Dogs

Due to an increase in intake of animals at WCAC, we no longer offer spay/neuter services for public dogs. Please contact our partners at People for Animals for information on their low cost program:
Local resources for low cost vet services