After taking in 128 dogs in July, Williamson County Animal Center in Franklin is at capacity for adult canines.
To encourage adoptions, effective immediately, the shelter has reduced the adoption fee for adult dogs to $20. Adoption fees are typically $85 for dogs.
Shelter Director Laura Chavarria said in an average month, the shelter takes in about 70 dogs.
“In July, we were swamped with a larger than normal number of surrendered and stray adult dogs,” she said.
“Our adoption room is full, and two additional smaller areas have been made into adoption rooms. We have reduced the adoption fee to $20 for adult dogs, and want to give the community every incentive we can to come by and adopt these wonderful pets.”
The summer crisis of kitten overcrowding continues as well, and kittens are $10 with a second companion kitten available at no charge. All adoptions require an approved application, and some restrictions apply to out-of-county adoptions.
WCAC is located at 106 Claude Yates Drive in Franklin. The shelter is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.