The Young-Williams Animal Center (YWAC) is the public shelter for the city of Knoxville and Knox County, Tennessee. YWAC is a 22,000 square foot facility that opened in the spring of 2004, having moved from a temporary facility that had served as the public shelter for three years.
In 2011, YWAC housed almost 15,000 animals, of which 5,762 were adopted, reclaimed by owner, or transferred to the care of rescue groups or other shelters. YWAC has an annual budget of $2 million and has approximately 40 employees.
YWAC was reviewed by the ASPCA who said, “This is an incredible ‘must see’ shelter for southern areas to visit.”