Williamson County Animal Heart now open, gives 20% ability boost

Builders have designed hundreds of new homes during Williamson County’s population growth — its human population increase, that is. As the county’s pet population grows, the county is prepared to better provide canine, cats and their owners through a new animal centre.

The Williamson County Animal Shelter held a grand opening party on Feb. 28 at its new site at 1006 Grigsby-Hayes Court in Franklin. The new facility will property puppies and cats for adoption and will host group events aimed at encouraging pet homeowners just take the best treatment of their furry buddies.

It really is a new route for the animal centre, which previously operated out of a making developed in 1994.

“The county looked a ton unique then, but also, animal sheltering looked a great deal diverse then,” director Ondrea Johnson said. “As sheltering has advanced, it is been considerably 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-sq.-foot animal heart has area for 88 canine and 164 cats, a 20% potential maximize in comparison to the former building. All of the kennels have natural light-weight, and most give the pets access to enclosed outside locations they can access at their leisure.

You will find also place for amplified community engagement by a 100-seat training home. Programming will focus on teaching pet entrepreneurs how to conquer common issues like pet separation nervousness or house training so they can keep their pets. That can help hold the animal center’s populace at a healthful, minimal stage considering the fact that less pet entrepreneurs will return their pets.