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“Outdoor cat”: Any cat that goes outdoors or lives outdoors in Williamson County can receive a free spay/neuter through the community cat program at Williamson County Animal Center.  

Free ride to free spay/neuter for any outdoor cat

The Williamson County Animal Center (WCAC) is pleased to announce the ‘Snip ‘n Tip’ taxi will offer free rides to free spay/neuter surgeries for outdoor cats from Fairview on Thursday, April 8 and Thursday, April 15.  Pick-up and delivery will be offered from the Fairview Recreation Center parking lot, 2714 Fairview Blvd. from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. for loading, and from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for residents to pick up their cats. Residents must drop off cats in secure cat carriers or traps (for feral, non-sociable cats).  Traps can be rented at the shelter for a $50 refundable deposit. You must have a reservation to participate.

Clinics are also scheduled at the Williamson County Animal Center in Franklin every Tuesday and Thursday (no pick up or delivery from Fairview on those dates).

The clinics are part of the shelter’s efforts to stop pet overpopulation by sterilizing outdoor cats.  There are an estimated 50,000 community cats in the county, and residents are encouraged to help reduce that number by bringing cats to the free clinics. Cats that go outside (even family pets) will receive a free spay or neuter, microchip, FVRCP vaccine, rabies shot and ear tipping as part of the shelter’s ongoing Community Cat program.

To make an appointment for one of the Franklin clinics or the Fairview ‘Snip ‘n Tip’ taxi, fill out the form at, or call the shelter at 615-790-5590, ext. 1823. Appointments are required, and space is first-come, first-serve.  The free spay/neuter clinics are for Williamson County residents only, and proof of residency is required.

Williamson County Animal Center, 106 Claude Yates Dr. in Franklin, is open for adoptions Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Adoptable animals can be viewed at