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Lucy-Lucy, pictured above, is a smart, sweet one-year-old looking for a home where she can get lots of attention. She is good with kids and other dogs, and knows how to walk on a leash, sit and shake! Meet Lucy at Williamson County Animal Center-she will steal your heart this Valentines Day!

Paw Pantry postponed until Feb. 26; shelter closed Wed. Feb. 17

The Paw Pantry free pet food giveaway scheduled for Friday, February 19 has been postponed until Friday, February 26, 2021. Any Williamson County resident may drive up at the event and get free dog and cats food from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

Due to weather conditions, the shelter will be closed Wednesday, February 17 along with all county offices. Citizens are urged to bring all pets indoors during these extreme temperatures.

The number for animal emergencies is 615-790-5550.

Free dog and cat food

Residents of Williamson County can get free dog and cat food at the Paw Pantry, February 19, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Williamson County Animal Center (WCAC), 106 Claude Yates Dr. in Franklin, TN. The monthly program for neighbors in need of pet food is sponsored by the Friends of Williamson County Animal Center (FOWCAC).  Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc. of Franklin generously donated 2,000 pounds of cat and dog food to be distributed during the two-hour event.

Touchless, drive-through delivery will be provided in the parking lot of the shelter, and recipients must show proof of Williamson County residency. There is no pre-registration required, and food will be distributed for two hours or as the supply allows.

The Paw Pantry is designed to ensure that no pet owner is forced to give up their dog or cat due to lack of food. Shelter director Ondrea Johnson is eager to provide this service. “We know that there are people in our community that can’t afford pet food right now,” she stated, “and we are pleased to be able to be a local resource for them.”

Williamson County Animal Center is located at 106 Claude Yates Dr., next to Franklin High School.  For more information, call 615-790-5590, ext. 8547, follow the shelter on Facebook or go to

Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc., located in Franklin, TN, is a leading manufacturer of premium and mainstream private label and contract pet food and treat products. For more info, go to