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Time is of the essence in reporting a found pet. Please don’t assume by appearance that the pet is dumped or abandoned as it may have been missing for a while and someone may be frantic looking for it.
Please visit our website for the steps for what to do in case you find a pet.
During high kitten season in the spring and summer, it’s not unusual to discover a nest of unattended kittens or a single kitten seemingly abandoned by the mother. You want to help, right? Before jumping to the rescue, consider these recommendations.
Thank you for asking! Yes, we have a Wish List located at: http://www.adoptwcac.org/182/Wish-List
Items may be donated 24/7 in the blue bins located in front of the shelter or can be mailed directly to 106 Claude Yates Drive, Franklin, TN 37064
Anyone who must fulfill required hours of court-ordered or other required community service by working at the shelter should contact Angela at 615-790-5590, ext. 1034 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule those hours. Be sure to allow several weeks to fulfill hours. These types of community service hours cannot be fulfilled by working with the animals; it consists of laundry, dishes, landscaping, and similar work. We no longer offer these hours on weekends.
For more information regarding volunteering, please visit: http://www.adoptwcac.org/166/Volunteer-Application
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.
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 you recently adopted an animal at WCAC, we will absolutely accept it back.
For more information or to make an appointment, please call: (615) 790-5590 x3400 or visit http://adoptwcac.org/220/Surrendering-Your-Family-Pet
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.
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.
Congratulations on adopting your new family pet!
During the adoption process, you should have received your medical information (either in print or email form).
If you have questions how to introduce your new pet to your home or have basic behavior questions, please visit: http://www.adoptwcac.org/186/Training-Page
Still need help? Feel free to email us at email@example.com or call us during business hours (Monday thru Friday, 10am-6pm).
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.
There are two local wildlife rescues that may be able to help.
Nashville Wildlife Conservation Center
The most important thing to remember is to not keep the animal and take care of it yourself! Not only could it potentially do more harm than good to the animal, it is also illegal!
In the event you ever find an injured or orphaned animal out in your yard or in the wild, contact a permitted Wildlife Rehabilitator prior to picking the animal up. The TWRA is happy to provide a list of authorized Wildlife Rehabilitators to ensure the safety and well being of the animal and yourself.
Note: Wildlife Rehabilitators do not pick animals up. If you find an animal and a rehabilitator can accept the animal, you will need to arrange transportation to deliver the animal to the Wildlife Rehabilitator.
Also please visit the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency for further information.