Animal Shelter Waives All Feline Adoption Fees

Animal Shelter Waives All Feline Adoption Fees

Celebrating International Cat Day August 1-8

August 8 is International Cat Day, and Williamson County Animal Center in Franklin is celebrating by waiving all feline adoption fees August 1-8. Shelter Director Laura Chavarria said the shelter’s annual influx of kittens has left it overcrowded. “By celebrating International Cat Day, we are not only trying to find forever homes for the cats in our care, but also bring awareness to the importance of spaying and neutering.” Chavarria said one unaltered female cat and her offspring can produce thousands of kittens in just a few years. “Kittens can reproduce at as young as four months old and have up to 3 litters per year.” The shelter offers low-cost feline spay/neuter clinics year round to the public.

To promote adoption and relieve overcrowding, the shelter is waiving the cat and kitten adoption fee through August 8, International Cat Day. Adoptions do require an approved application and include vaccinations, spay or neuter (or $50 returnable deposit) and microchip.

Intake numbers skyrocketed this summer with 345 cats received at the shelter in June, and 205 in July. “We also have over 100 kittens being cared for in foster homes,” she added. “Those fosters will be returning to the shelter as soon as they are old enough.” Chavarria expects the influx of kittens to continue through the end of summer.

The Williamson County Animal Center is located at 106 Claude Yates Dr. in Franklin. The shelter is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 4:00 p.m. The regular adoption fee for adult cats and dogs is $50; puppies are $85. Adoptable animals can be viewed at For more information, call (615) 790-5590 or like Williamson County Animal Center on Facebook.

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