About Us


Making Williamson County Tennessee better for animals through adoption, education, enforcement and pet population control.

Directives & Goals

The Williamson County Animal Center has four prime directives:
  • Adoption
  • Enforcement
  • Education
  • Spay / neuter
Our goal is to increase the save rate, find a good home for every adoptable pet, slow pet population growth, end animal neglect and abuse and be a positive force in the community.

Our Shelter

The Williamson County Animal Center is a public open-intake shelter serving the citizens of Williamson County, Tennessee. The shelter is a county tax-funded agency caring for domestic animals, and enjoys the distinction of being recognized with an achievement award from the National Association of Counties (NACo)


A staff of 27 is led by director Ondrea Johnson. A full-time veterinarian is employed along with two licensed veterinary technicians, a community relations coordinator, four animal control officers, intake coordinator, two kennel managers and four other full-time staff members. The shelter also employs five part-time kennel techs and support staff.


The facility consists of a 33,000 square foot building containing an adoption area, cat and dog visitation rooms, free-roaming cat areas with enclosed catios, intake services, isolation and quarantine areas, testing area, community lecture room, dog training space, veterinary office and surgical suite, grooming room, photo studio, volunteer center, and office space. 


On the shelter property, large dog runs for exercise, wooded trail and a public dog park (opening TBD). The shelter’s Mobile Adoption Center (MAC) is used for adoption events held away from the shelter. 

Direct Phone Extensions

Phone: 615-790-5590

  • Surrender a family pet: 1
  • Law enforcement agency, Injured stray, citizen with complaint or concern: 2
  • FREE outdoor cat spay/neuter program: 3
  • Report a found pet: www.adoptwcac.org
  • Low-cost spay-neuter program, lost or missing pets: 4
  • Court-ordered community service, Tennessee Promise or school service hours: 4
  • Volunteering or Book Buddies program: 5
  • Community outreach, events, group visits or group service projects: 6
  • Foster Program: 7
  • All other requests: 0

Emergency Numbers

After Hours Emergencies

Phone: 615-790-5757

Report a Stray or Injured Animal

Phone: 615-790-5590, ext. 2 (during business hours)
Phone: 615-790-5757 (after hours)

Report a Lost Pet

Phone: 615-790-5590, ext. 4