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Mars and its family of Petcare brands to cover cat and dog adoption fees.

On Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30, Mars Petcare and PEDIGREE Foundation are covering adoption fees for approved applicants to welcome a cat or dog from Williamson County Animal Center (WCAC) into their home. In what is the biggest adoption weekend of the event’s 15-year history, Mars has partnered with shelters in 15 cities across the U.S., including WCAC, to “help drive adoptions and further its global ambition to end pet homelessness.”

“The sad fact is more pets entered shelters than left them in the first half of 2023. That’s a heartbreaking trend we want to help change in the second half,” says Lisa Campbell, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Mars Petcare. “Our purpose at Mars Petcare is A Better World for Pets and that starts with working towards our ambition to end pet homelessness and giving as much support as we can to shelters that work tirelessly to care for pets in need.”

WCAC itself has seen a sharp increase in cat and dog intakes through August 2023 compared to 2022 according to Ondrea Johnson, Director. “This has been a very busy year, particularly with dogs,” said Johnson. “We are so grateful for all of the support that we receive from Mars. As difficult as things have been this year, I can’t imagine what it would be like without them.”

Meet 13-year old Luna. This sassy senior prefers a quiet home without other pets and would likely do best with no or older children. She enjoys being pet but is particular about where on her body. Luna is the perfect cat for someone looking for a binge watching partner. Stop by WCAC to get to know Luna and all her furry friends looking for their forever homes!

All cats and dogs adopted from WCAC are spayed or neutered, microchipped and current on vaccinations. If a pet is too young to have received its first rabies vaccination at the time of adoption, the family can bring it back to the shelter at the appropriate age to receive the vaccination at no cost.

Located at 1006 Grigsby Hayes Court in Franklin, WCAC is open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The shelter closes to the public on Sundays.