Sunday, June 21 is Father’s Day, and to mark the occasion, the Williamson County Animal Center in Franklin is offering special adoption prices on male pets on Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20: adult male dogs, $45, and adult male cats $25.

Simba4Also, the shelter is also overcrowded with kittens. Adopters can double their fun with two kittens for the price of one. The shelter is offering a free playmate with every $50 kitten adoption. Plus, the adoption rate for adult cats is reduced to $25.

The kitten special will continue until shelter overcrowding is relieved, said Director Laura Chavarria. “We took in 250 kittens in May alone,” stated Chavarria, and we look to be on that same path in June.”

Adoptions require an approved application and include vaccinations, spay or neuter and microchip.

In addition to the adoption appeal, Chavarria also encouraged county citizens to spay or neuter their family pets to prevent unwanted offspring.  A free spay/neuter program is offered by the shelter to qualified county households with annual incomes of $55,000 or less. Call (615) 790-5590 to inquire about the free spay/neuter program. Bandit2

Williamson County Animal Control and Adoption Center at 106 Claude Yates Drive in Franklin is open for adoptions from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Adoptable animals can be viewed on line at For more information, call (615) 790-5590, visit  or like Williamson County Animal Center on Facebook.