> sign up for Herald e-news

Lighting their way Sun tunnels make a difference

The installation of five ‘sun tunnels’ in three areas of the Williamson County Animal Control building provide amplified natural sunlight through a simple and effective ‘tunnel’ to the roof area.
Williamson Animal Services, Inc. (WAS), a 501c3 that supports shelter efforts, provided the sun tunnels and the labor to install them. 
Ann Logan, president of WAS, led the project. Logan, a frequent visitor to the shelter, wanted to provide more natural light into three shelter areas: kitten adoption, cat impound and dog adoption. Logan presented the idea to Laura Chavrria and plans were made for installation.
Chavarria says that the ‘sun tunnels’ have greatly improved the lighting at the shelter, and she praised their effectiveness and eco-friendly design. 
“The installation was fast, the improvements were immediate and there are no ongoing costs because the sun tunnels use no power,” she stated. “We are grateful to WAS for coming up with this idea, and are pleased that our animals are now enjoying natural sunlight.” 
WAS also supports the shelter in times of emergency, with special staff expenses and through fundraising efforts
Individuals and businesses can make on-line contributions to the shelter through the WAS website at 
Other shelter improvements underway include interior painting, new signage, lobby monitors and new emergency kennels. 
“We are sprucing things up a bit, and our goal is to continue to provide the best possible environment for our animals and to the public.  We are blessed to have many talented volunteers, including businesses, churches, civic groups, scout troops and others that regularly send groups over to help with projects.” 
Williamson County Animal Control and Adoption Center at 106 Claude Yates Drive in Franklin is open for adoptions from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Adoptable animals can also be viewed at For more information, call (615) 790-5590, visit  or like Williamson County Animal Shelter on Facebook. 

Posted on: 9/25/2013


WILLIAMSON HERALD :: 1117 Columbia Avenue :: P.O. Box 681359 :: Franklin, TN 37068
615.790.6465, phone :: 615.790.7551, fax ::

Copyright 2006, All rights reserved. ::
Privacy Policy ::
Advertise ::