Williamson County Animal Center Celebrates Grand Opening in Franklin

A long-awaited new 35,000 square foot Williamson County Animal Center celebrated its grand opening Feb. 28 in Franklin.

The 1006 Grigsby Hayes Court facility includes a medical wing with a surgery centre, larger kennels for dogs and cats, an indoor dog training area and outdoor dog walking and exercise trails, depending on the county.

The new facility has also increased the capacity of the kennel with room for 86 dogs and 100 cats.

As of February 14, the new facility is open for adoptions and other on-site services.

The cost of the project, which began in 2020, was about $18 million, with $14 million coming from county taxpayer funds and the rest from private donations, officials said.

Adoption hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To reach the center, call 615-790-5590 or visit https://www.adoptwcac.org/.

By Martin Cassidy

Martin Cassidy joined Community Impact Newspaper as editor of Franklin Brentwood Community Impact in 2021. As editor of the Franklin-Brentwood and Murfreesboro editions of CI, he covers local government, education, real estate , business, transportation and more. As editor of the Greenwich Time from 2000 to 2008 and the Stamford Advocate from 2008 to 2017, he won several awards for his work from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists. He earned a Master of Arts from Columbia Journalism School in Business & Economics in May 2018. He lives in Nashville.

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