Williamson County Animal Center relocating pets displaced by Hurricane Florence

Williamson County Animal Center relocating pets displaced by Hurricane Florence

PHOTO: Kennel Manager Kris Bush, left, and Shelter Director Ondrea Johnson of Williamson County Animal Center ready kennels for a trip to pick up pets displaced by Hurricane Florence.

The Williamson County Animal Center (WCAC) has received a request from the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to relocate adoptable dogs and cats displaced by Hurricane Florence.

Williamson County Animal Center Director Ondrea Johnson, Kennel Manager Kris Bush, two WCAC volunteers and Bedford County animal shelter officials departed for Greenville, South Carolina at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 19 in multiple transport vehicles.

Johnson said, “We will definitely bring back at least 30 dogs, plus up to 20 cats from Greenville County Animal Care.”  She added that several Middle Tennessee shelters have agreed to take in the pets, and they will find new homes through Williamson County Animal Center, Metro Animal Care and Control (MACC) of Nashville, Rutherford County PAWS, or Bedford County Animal Control.

During the trip, Johnson will post updates on the Williamson County Animal Center Facebook page.  The caravan is expected to return to Williamson County late Wednesday night.

For more information about pet adoption, contact Williamson County Animal Center at (615) 790-5590.  The shelter is located at 106 Claude Yates Dr., next to Franklin High School. Adoptable animals can be viewed at www.adoptwcac.org or at the center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, and Sundays from noon to 4:00 p.m.

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