Animal Center Gives Free Rabies Vaccines and Microchips at Pawctober Event | WLife

The Friends of Williamson County Animal Center is sponsoring “Pawctober: For the Love of Pets” at the animal center in October after receiving an award from the ASPCA and Subaru Loves Pets grant program.

The month-long celebration of love for pets aims to save lives and raise awareness. Rabies vaccines will be available free of charge from October 26 to 29 at the animal center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Call ahead to make arrangements. Vaccinations will also be free during the center’s monthly clinic on October 30 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged for the clinic and can be done on the animal center website.

Vaccines have long been considered one of the easiest ways to help animals live long, healthy lives. Tennessee requires all dogs and cats to be vaccinated against rabies and have an up-to-date tag as proof. These tags will be provided by the animal center as part of the vaccination process.

Pet parents can also have their furry family members microchipped free of charge at the center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday each week in October.

Microchips are tiny devices inserted under an animal’s skin that contain information that animal care professionals can access to help reunite lost pets with their families. Stray animals who come to the center and have a microchip are more than twice as likely to be returned to their owners as those who don’t, according to Anna Kelley, welcome coordinator at the Williamson County Animal Center. .

All adopters in October will have the choice of a free leash, collar and name tag, and 25 lucky adopters will be selected by lottery to have their adoption fees paid for by the scholarship.

Pawctober promotions are available October 1-30 or while supplies last. Approved applications are required for all adoptions.

Call (615) 790-5590 for details or visit

The WCAC is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 p.m. to 3 p.m. The center is located at 106 Claude Yates Drive, next to Franklin High School.

Benjamin M. Yerger