Rules & Regulations
Animal Adoption & Control
Williamson County Animal Control and Adoption Center strives to enhance the quality of life in our community through education initiatives designed to prevent pet overpopulation, to provide compassionate enforcement of current laws relating to the treatment of animals, to place animals in our care with loving and responsible owners, and to work toward the elimination of neglect and abuse of domestic animals within our jurisdiction.
History of Williamson County Animal Control
On September 18, 1978, Commissioner John Hancock presented a resolution authorizing the creation of a uniform rabies control program. The resolution recognized the need for:
Fees for vaccination and tagging services
Rules and regulations concerning the reporting of dog bites
Rules and regulations concerning the seizure, impoundment, confinement, and disposition of dogs and cats
Rules and regulations concerning the vaccination and tagging of dogs and cats
Services to restrain vicious dogs
The implementation of authorities to act with regard to these situations
Penalties were implemented for violations and a program was provided for control of rabies by Williamson County.
In 1997, Williamson County Animal Control and Adoption Center moved from its original location to a newly constructed building at 106 Claude Yates Drive, in Cheek Park near Franklin High School. Expanded in 2005, the current location houses an adoption center, agency administrative offices, an animal intake center, veterinary surgical suite and impound kennels. The facility has a capacity of 70 dogs and 50 cats. Three animal control officers are based in the building, responding to citizens' calls and requests. On the adjoining property, there are several outdoor play areas for shelter dogs as well as a wooded walking trail.
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Animal Control and Adoption Center • 106 Claude Yates Drive • Franklin, TN 37064 • (615) 790-5590