WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Despite adopting out 90 cats in three days, officials with Williamson County Animal Control say overcrowding remains a serious issue.
Beginning July 11, the adoption center in Franklin is extending Saturday hours from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
“We want to give the community every chance we can to come by and adopt, so we are extending our Saturday hours until the crisis is over,” said director Laura Chavarria
They received a record 500 cats and kittens in May and June, causing the shelter to recently issue an urgent adoption plea and lower the rate to $10.
Since then, 90 cats have been adopted out to loving families, but the crisis continues.
Fifty kittens are currently in foster care because they’re too young to be adopted.
“When the kittens reach 3 pounds, they will be brought back to the shelter for adoption. With kittens and cats still entering the shelter daily, this cycle will continue several months,” Chavarria explained
The Williamson County Animal Control and Adoption Center 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 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.