Mt. Juliet Animal Control & Shelter Operations Renamed & Have New Look

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – A new director is on board, and Mt. Juliet’s animal control and facility operations has also been given a new name and look. Stephanie Cox took the helm as the director of Mt. Juliet Animal Care and Control, formally Mt. Juliet Animal Shelter, and she will be placing a strong emphasis on providing homes for animals, working in strong partnership with volunteers, rekindling relationships with local rescue groups, and proactively enforcing animal control laws.

Services at Mt. Juliet Animal Care and Control will not decline, and they will focus on enhancing operations to include increased visibility through roaming patrols, having better response times to complaints, and providing more opportunities for the public to visit the facility. Their primary focus will always be about the protection of the community and care for the animals.

Will Sellars, President of Friends of Mt. Juliet Animal Shelter, Karen Franklin, Volunteer Coordinator, Stephanie Cox, Animal Care & Control Director, and Michael Mullins, Deputy Chief of Police

Mt. Juliet’s animal control operations has one of the lowest in euthanasia rates across the state, with zero animals euthanized due to overcrowding since their existence, and Mt. Juliet Animal Care and Control will keep up that goal. The continued success would not be possible without the Mt. Juliet Animal Shelter Volunteer Organization that continues to give extra funding and many volunteers who help three full-time staff members. Animals available for adoption can be viewed online at or by scheduling a viewing appointment at (615) 773-5533.