‘Cat Connection’ lets local businesses display adoptable pets


‘Cat Connection’ lets local businesses display adoptable pets

By ADAM WEBB for Nolensville Home Page

Local Williamson County businesses and veterinarian offices will be able to display cats in their store windows this summer in what is being called “Cat Connection.â€

Local Williamson County businesses and veterinarian offices will be able to display cats in their store windows this summer in what is being called “Cat Connection.â€

The Williamson County Animal Control and Adoption Center in Franklin usually takes in 200 cats a month. However, the summer months are mating season for cats and as of June 26, the shelter has taken in 255 felines.

“We were really running out of space,†shelter director Laura Chavarria said. “We want to get out into the community and get these animals adopted so we came up with Cat Connection where we can place these cats in vet clinic lobbies and business lobbies and have them seen by the public outside the shelter and give them a platform to be adopted.â€

Those interested in adopting the cats can fill out a form, and after a short approval process from the animal shelter, they can walk about with the cat or kitten of their choice for free.

So far only one vet office, Mill Creek Vet Clinic in Nolensville, has partnered with shelter on the program.

“Hopefully we can help older cats to try to find a home,†said Dr. Ashley Manos, a veterinarian at Mill Creek Vet Clinic.

Manos added that the incoming cats from the shelter will be able to walk around freely and socialize with the other cats rather than being caged.

“It’s a win-win for everybody,†Chavarria said. “The business gets to help save a life, the animal gets socialized and it helps us because we’re limited on space. So everybody wins.â€

Cat Connection is expected to run through the summer, but if the program is successful, Chavarria said that it could go on past that.

If your business or vet office is interested in helping, call the shelter at (615) 790-5590.

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Kelly Gilfillan is the owner-publisher of Home Page Media Group which has been publishing hyperlocal news since 2009.

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