Williamson County Animal Center hopes to empty kennels for the holidays with ‘Operation Silent Night’

Drew is one of the pets available for adoption at the Williamson County Animal Center. The center hopes to empty the kennels for Christmas with Operation Silent Night, when volunteers bring home unadopted animals for the Christmas weekend. (Courtesy of Williamson County Animal Center)

Williamson County Animal Center joins Metro Animal Care and Control in Nashville to help animals available for adoption share the holiday cheer through Operation Silent Night, an event where volunteers bring dogs and cats home to Christmas weekend.

Both facilities are trying to boost year-end adoptions by offering a $25 adoption fee through the end of 2021, officials say.

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

Anyone interested in fostering an unadopted animal before Christmas Eve should call WCAC or MACC, or visit www.adoptwcac.org or www.macc.nashville.gov to learn more about fostering opportunities for the weekend of holidays.

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

The WCAC is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and closed on 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 daily from noon to 4 p.m. with extended hours on 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.

Benjamin M. Yerger