At the forefront of all education efforts is the prevention of pet overpopulation through spay/neuter programs.
Pets that have been spayed or neutered live healthier lives, are less likely to roam and less likely to be aggressive.
The shelter sterilizes all adopted animals. If a cat or dog is too young for surgery at the time of adoption, an adopter must sign a spay/neuter consent form for a future date and pay a refundable deposit.
Public Spay/Neuter Program for Cats
The Williamson County Animal Center sponsors a financial need-based spay and neuter program for residents of Williamson County. This program enables residents to have their cats spayed or neutered at no cost to them if they meet the financial requirements during the application process.
The goal is to reduce unwanted or accidental litters of kittens in the community, which will lead to fewer cats being surrendered to the Animal Center. Having your pet spayed or neutered also reduces the chances that your pet will roam and will improve their overall health as they age.
How to Apply for Assistance
Please contact the Center at 615-790-5590, ext. 4 to get information or apply to participate in the program.
Public Spay/Neuter Program for Dogs
Due to an increase in intake of animals at WCAC, we no longer offer spay/neuter services for public dogs. Please contact our partners at People for Animals for information on their low cost program: http://www.peopleforanimals.net/
Feral Cat Trap/Neuter/Release Program
Feral cat colonies can be controlled through participation in the Trap, Neuter, Release (TNR) program. In cooperation with property owners, WCAC will trap feral cats free of charge, sterilize them, and return them to the colony. This stops the cycle of endless litters of unadoptable feral kittens.