Williamson County Animal Center reopens June 1

After being closed in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Williamson County Animal Center in Franklin reopened its doors to the public June 1. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
After being closed in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Williamson County Animal Center in Franklin reopened its doors to the public June 1. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

After being closed in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Williamson County Animal Center in Franklin reopened its doors to the public June 1. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

After being closed in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Williamson County Animal Center in Franklin has now reopened its doors to the public.



Beginning June 1, the WCAC will be open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Visitors of the center are required to follow guidelines set out in Gov. Bill Lee’s Tennessee Pledge, including being asked to wear a face mask and to maintain social distancing while inside the center.



Though the center has been closed for the past 10 weeks, Shelter Director Ondrea Johnson said pet adoptions continued through the use of online applications. According to a release from the WCAC, the shelter was able to help find homes for 47 cats and 60 dogs during the closure.



“As an essential service, I am pleased that we maintained our ability to serve the citizens of Williamson County,” Johnson said in a release. “Much credit is given to our staff members who were called on to work odd hours and create new systems to cope with an unprecedented event. We have weathered COVID-19 well, and look forward to restarting all programming on June 1, including free spays or neuters for all outdoor cats.”


The WCAC is located next to Franklin High School at 106 Claude Yates Drive, Franklin. Owner surrenders to the center will be conducted by appointment only, while pets available for adoption can be viewed at www.adoptwcac.org.


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