Community education is one of the primary directives of the Williamson County Animal Center. Through local media, community speaking engagements, adoption events and rabies clinics, the staff seeks to inform and educate the public about important pet ownership and community animal health issues.

Local Events
Staff members help spread the word by appearing at a variety of local educational events.
Places and types of events include:
  • Businesses
  • Career day in schools
  • Churches
  • Civic groups
  • Local festivals
  • Radio programs
  • Schools
To explore special programs, volunteer opportunities, or school group activities contact Mark Basenberg at 615-790-5590.

Pet Watch
The shelter staff also produces a monthly local-access television program called Pet Watch, which features discussions with guests from the community on a variety of pet issues.

Mobile Adoption Center
At our 35 annual public adoption events, our Mobile Adoption Center is a visible tool for getting the word out about adoption, enforcement, spay/neuter clinics and other important issues. Our officers also distribute information about the shelter throughout the community, particularly our free public spay/neuter program.

Rabies Clinic
In April and October, WCAC arranges for local veterinarians to conduct low cost public rabies clinics at locations throughout the county. Read more about the Rabies Clinic (PDF) and lean how you can attend.

Local & State Laws
The center also seeks to keep the public informed and compliant with all local and state laws and ordinances concerning animal ownership. You can read and print the state and local laws (PDF)  at your leisure.