Animal rescue to purchase the former location of the Old Friends senior dog sanctuary
A Wilson County Animal Rescue has a contract to purchase the old Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary building and property on Lebanon Road at Mt. Juliet.
True Rescue is a non-profit organization formed in May 2020 in Wilson County and uses the former Maple Hill Sports Center on Carver Lane in Lebanon.
The association works with unwanted and homeless pets, primarily, but not exclusively, cats and dogs, according to Kristin Condit, director of development for True Rescue. True Rescue has welcomed nearly 700 animals of multiple species in its first year.
“We have far exceeded our first year animal rescue and adoption goals,” said Amy Simcik, executive director and founder of True Rescue. “We quickly moved beyond our current facilities in Lebanon, and are delighted to find a new home that will allow us not only to accommodate more rescued animals and larger adoption events, but also on-site veterinary services. “
The Old Friends senior dog sanctuary moved to a newly built facility on Saturday on Nonaville Road with a dog parade from the location where True Rescue is looking to move into.
True Rescue will incorporate a neonatal room that will include incubators to help newborn kittens at Mt. Juliet, says Condit.
A sterilization and sterilization clinic, vaccinations, infection treatment and general veterinary care will be available to the public at the new location.
The building has areas that can be reused for rooms and common areas for cats. There will be some renovations needed and an addition at some point, “but it’s pretty close,” Condit said.
Hopes are to move into the old Old Friends building as soon as possible after the closure, which is expected in mid-July.
The building is approximately 7,200 square feet. It was once the Moss’ Florist & Garden Center, which Old Friends moved into on February 15, 2017.
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