Young-Williams Animal Center (YWAC) is the official animal shelter for Knox County and the city of Knoxville. The center is a non-profit organization that turns no animal away and is dedicated to the sheltering and placement of animals, general animal welfare, and public education of companion animal issues.
Because our funding is donation based, we are unable to provide extensive, rehabilitative care to animals that would otherwise be adoptable.
To address this need, YWAC has established a fund called the Animal Compassion Fund. This special account is funded by private donations which are used to treat sick or injured adoptable animals that come into our shelter. This fund essentially allows us to “go the extra mile”.
Donations to the Animal Compassion Fund helps us treat more adoptable animals, which might otherwise by euthanized.
If you would like to donate to our Animal Compassion Fund, please call 215-6664 or you may donate directly by using the links below.