There are 4 ways to help a lost animal

In 2021, over 3,700 animals were dropped off at the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter by community members. These individuals found presumed-lost dogs and cats from all over Williamson County and brought them to our shelter with the best of intentions.

This action has been taught for years by animal welfare organizations as the best way to help lost animals to be safe. But does this particular tactic to reunite a lost animal with their family always make sense? Or, should we treat these presumably lost dogs and cats as individuals – just as we treat our adoptable dogs and cats as individuals. At the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter, we now have four options for these animals and the individuals who are trying to do the best thing for them.