Franklin County Animal Shelter in Winchester, TN with Reviews -
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By: donaldb2
Franklin County Health Department
This health department is the most disorganized, infuriating excuse for public health I ve ever had the misfortune of visiting in my life. My girlfriend was in crippling pain and was at risk of infertility, and they wouldn t schedule me in for another week (likely because they close extremely early.) This forces me to go to another local health provider, where they will charge me exorbitant fees for this one, single pill that she needs. The nurses and clerks are completely incompetent, spending hours on the phone because they can t answer simple questions. When the sloth-like nurse finally gets around to seeing you, you will find that your child probably knows more about medicine that she does. DO NOT GO HERE unless you enjoy the feeling of hot blood rushing to your face in anger.
Tips & Advices
Most city and county shelters offer affordable spay/neuter services. SPCA and Humane Society shelters also are known for their low-cost spay/neuter programs.
Shelters typically offer spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchipping and some essential medical treatment (deworming, mange treatment) to animals being adopted from the shelter. For other veterinary services, you will need to find a vet.
No-kill and low-kill shelters will state it in their online profile and other official materials. They will usually explain what their process/policy is for looking after the animals in their care. These are also known as “limited admission” shelters because they are usually at full capacity most or all of the time. Also, they often work with rescue organizations or county Animal Services authorities to accommodate animals living in inhumane conditions, abandoned or injured animals.
Anyone can bring a lost animal to a county or municipal shelter. However, private shelters affiliated with rescues often will not accept animals, whether lost or surrendered by owners. Shelters with low-kill policies often have a limited admission capability.
Adopting an adult dog from a county or city shelter usually costs $75-$100. Young adult purebreds and puppies often have a higher adoption fee.  The fee to adopt a cat is usually about $50– sometimes with discounts if one new owner adopts two cats. The adoption fee usually covers the cost of spay/neuter surgery and essential vaccinations.

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