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Williamson County Animal Control Begins 'Bow Wow Blitz'

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by Emily Luxen           

FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Overcrowding issues at Williamson County Animal Control have staff members taking steps to get animals adopted.

A special campaign dubbed the "Bow Wow Blitz" aims to solve the problem, and find homes for dogs at the shelter.

"We have approximately 130 dogs, and we can only house about 70," said Laura Chavarria, Director of Williamson County Animal Control. "We are double over capacity for dogs, and the holidays are the peak season for owner surrenders, so we expect more will be coming in."

During the "Bow Wow Blitz," adoption fees for all dogs will be reduced from $65 to $20.  Adoption events will also be held Saturday at PetSmart in Brentwood and Sunday at Frothy Monkey Coffeehouse in Franklin.

"The biggest thing is to get a good home for each animal," said Chavarria.  "I think lowering the prices brings people through the doors."

Animal control currently houses dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds.  All are current on vaccinations and are spayed or neutered and microchipped.  All are looking for good homes.

"They've never had a good life, and I think it would be great to come and give them a shot," said Mary Kathryn Briley, a volunteer at Animal Control.

"We're hoping people will come to the adoption center before they look at other places to purchase an animal," said Chavarria.  "There are tons of animals who need homes."

Williamson County Animal Control is located at 106 Claude Yates Drive in Franklin, and is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

For more information visit www.adoptwcac.org

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