The new Williamson County Animal Center building

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Williamson County Animal Center has a new home! WCAC Director Ondrea Johnson joins Nickelle Smith in the News 2 studio to discuss what the new center includes.

Johnson says the new facility was necessary due to an increase in population in Williamson County that affected several different settlements and entities.

“Our old facility was built in 1994 and at that time the population was approximately 97,000,” Johnson said, “Our new facility will serve over 200,000 Williamson County residents with an expected population in the county of Williamson to reach about 500,000.”

WCAC will open its doors on February 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. for the public to celebrate its grand opening by touring the new facility and participating in fun festivities.

“The new facility has a very different idea of ​​shelter than what we had in the past. This facility is built to engage the community through an education center, we have an indoor training center to offer group training classes to the public, and we also have a neutering and neutering clinic, Johnson said.

The new WCAC center is located at 1006 Grigsby Hayes Court in Franklin. The first 200 visitors to the grand opening will receive a free gift bag.

For more on the new Williamson County Animal Center, watch the full interview above.