Paw Pantry WCAC

Friends of Williamson County Animal Center has announced the introduction of a new initiative for neighbors in need of pet food, according to a press release sent by the Williamson County Animal Center.

Known as the Paw Pantry, it is designed to ensure that no pet owner is forced to give up their dog or cat due to lack of food. It will be open once a month at the county’s animal shelter in Franklin. 

WCAC Director Ondrea Johnson said she is eager to provide this service.

“We know that there are people in our community that can’t afford pet food right now,” she said, “and we are pleased to be able to be a local resource for them.”  

The initial Paw Pantry distribution will be Friday, Jan. 15, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. To kick off the new program, Red Collar Pet Foods Inc. of Franklin has donated 2,000 pounds of cat and dog food to be distributed during the two-hour event. The following distribution date will be Friday, Feb. 19.

Touchless, drive-thru 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. 

Williamson County Animal Center is located at 106 Claude Yates Drive, next to Franklin High School. Adoptable animals can be viewed at or on Facebook.  

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