Home for your Pet

Williamson County Animal Middle now open, presents 20% capacity improve

Builders have developed hundreds of new homes during Williamson County’s inhabitants growth — its human inhabitants growth, that is. As the county’s pet inhabitants grows, the county is ready to far better serve canines, cats and their owners through a new animal heart.

The Williamson County Animal Shelter held a grand opening event on Feb. 28 at its new site at 1006 Grigsby-Hayes Courtroom in Franklin. The new facility will home canines and cats for adoption and will host group functions aimed at supporting pet owners consider the greatest treatment of their furry buddies.

It really is a new way for the animal center, which previously operated out of a setting up constructed in 1994.

“The county looked a whole lot various then, but also, animal sheltering looked a good deal diverse then,” director Ondrea Johnson claimed. “As sheltering has evolved, it’s been a lot less about housing animals and far more about programming.”

Debra Starnes holds her former foster cat, Sylvester, inside the big cat room at the Williamson County Animal Shelter in Franklin, Tenn., Wednesday, March 2, 2022.

The new 35,000-square-foot animal centre has place for 88 dogs and 164 cats, a 20% capability maximize in contrast to the former building. All of the kennels have all-natural mild, and most give the animals obtain to enclosed out of doors places they can access at their leisure.

You can find also home for increased group engagement by means of a 100-seat education space. Programming will target on training pet owners how to get over typical difficulties like pet separation nervousness or property instruction so they can keep their animals. That assists hold the animal center’s inhabitants at a balanced, small level considering that less pet proprietors will return their pets.