New Leash on Life sells Wilson Co. property, preps renovations for current spot

(Graphic: WKRN)
(Graphic: WKRN)

LEBANON, Tenn. (WKRN) — A local animal rescue nonprofit is selling property in Wilson County that was originally intended for a new shelter.

New Leash on Life is selling 3.64 acres on Highway 109 that was originally purchased with assistance from the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. It was intended to be the location of a new shelter, but due to the cost of developing the land in preparation for a building, the project was put on hold.

“The sale of the land will allow for its original intention; proceeds from the sale will be used in renovating the current adoption center location and helping more animals in Wilson County,” said New Leash on Life Director Angela Chapman.

The current center will see improvements, including the following:

  • Adding a kitten room, indoor/outdoor runs for the dogs
  • Replacing HVAC and improving filtration
  • Meeting space for volunteer trainings and staff meetings
  • Indoor visitation areas
  • A photo room
  • A parvo room
  • A larger lobby
  • An expanded laundry and bathing area

The project will be done in phases and a portion of it will be funded through the property sale. The rest of the funding will require a capital campaign.

New Leash on Life’s Adoption Center accepts dogs and cats from local rescues, local animal control facilities and accepts owner surrendered animals.