Williamson County Animal Center is joining with Metro Animal Care and Control in Nashville to help animals available for adoption share some holiday cheer through Operation Silent Night—an event where volunteers take home dogs and cats for the Christmas weekend.

Both facilities are trying to spur late-year adoptions by offering $25 adoption fees through the end of 2021, according to officials.

“Our hope is that Christmas Eve will be a ‘silent night’ at our centers with all the kennels empty,” WCAC Director Ondrea Johnson said. “What better time than the holidays to share your home with a rescue animal.”

Anyone interested in fostering an animal not adopted by Christmas Eve should call WCAC or MACC, or visit www.adoptwcac.org or www.macc.nashville.gov to learn about fostering opportunities for the holiday weekend.

“We are thrilled to partner again with Williamson County to find loving homes for all our shelter animals," MACC Medical Director Dr. Staci Cannon said, "There are more than 50 animals available for adoption or foster at our center. Our hope is that pet lovers in Middle Tennessee will choose to give a rescue pet a home for the holidays.”

WCAC is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and closed Sunday. Hours may vary due to holidays; WCAC will close at 1 p.m. on Christmas Eve. The center is located at 106 Claude Yates Drive in Franklin. Call 615-790-5590 or visit www.adoptwcac.org for more information.

MACC is open to the public every day from noon until 4 p.m. with extended hours Thursdays until 6 p.m. Hours may vary due to holidays. The center is located at 5125 Harding Place in Nashville. Call 615-862-7928 or visit www.macc.nashville.gov for more information.