Williamson County Animal Center offers pets to Patriots

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WSMV) – The Williamson County Animal Center (WCAC) is participating in a program to put pets with veterans. The program is open to veterans of World War II through those on active duty.

The WCAC offers eligible veteran adopters the opportunity to first apply to Pets for Patriots at www.petsforpatriots.org. When applying, veterinarians must provide relevant eligibility documents.

“We help shelters inspire adoption of the most neglected animals in their care,” says Beth Zimmerman, executive director of Pets for Patriots.

“At the same time, veterans find new purpose through the unconditional love of a shelter animal who has been given a second, or even a third, chance at life.”

Approval usually takes no more than two business days, after which veterans can head to WCAC to find their new best friend.

Pets eligible for adoption through Pets for Patriots include adult, special needs, or long-term homeless dogs and cats, and large breed dogs. Approved applicants receive reduced adoption fees, “welcome home” contributions for pet food and other basics, and access to high-quality, affordable veterinary care and discounts on other goods and services.

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Benjamin M. Yerger