Young-Williams Animal Center’s Pet Food Assistance program is a special way to help pet owners in Knox County temporarily meet the needs of their pets during today’s difficult times. Below are the details about our program.
This program is not designed to be a pet owner’s sole source of pet food but rather to supplement their efforts.
- Pet food is only available on the second Saturday of the month between the hours of 8:00am and 10:00 am.
- Only ONE member of a household may apply for and receive pet food.
- Pet food will be provided for no more than three (3) pets.
- Owners must have had their pets for at least three (3) months to receive food for them.
- Owners must show proof that their pets are spayed or neutered OR be willing to have ALL of their dogs and cats altered on the Animal Center’s Spay Shuttle.
- Owners may not add ANY pets to their household while they are receiving food from the pet pantry.
- After the first receipt of pet food, participants must do at least three (3) hours of community service to receive food again. Consider contacting local churches, food kitchens and other non-profit agencies to volunteer your time. Proof of this service should be provided on the day pet food is requested. Proof of service should be in the form of a letter on official letterhead. Information should include the date(s) of service, tasks performed and contact information for your supervisor. Community service may be waived if the applicant is physically unable to do so.
- Applicants must reapply to the program EVERY January and July.
- Young-Williams Animal Center has a right to deny a pet food request at any time for any reason.
For more information, contact program administrator
Beth at 215-6661