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A Cause for Paws raises nearly $60,000 for homeless pets


It was a perfect, breezy night at A Cause for Paws. Ann and Steve Bailey were the hosts of a dinner party and silent auction to benefit Young-Williams Animal Center on Sept. 22 at their stunning home in West Knoxville.  The two are huge animal lovers and secured a special VIP to greet … [Read more...]

Young-Williams Animal Center offers $20 adoptions and spay/neuter for pit bull mixes


Special price coincides with Pit Bull Awareness Month, ‘Pumpkins and Pits’   Young-Williams Animal Center is celebrating National Pit Bull Awareness Month by reducing the adoption fee for pit bulls and mixes to $20 and providing education, outreach and other specials throughout the month … [Read more...]

‘Demo-cats’ and ‘Re-pup-licans’ adoption special marks Dogs in Politics Day at Young-Williams Animal Center


       Fees for adult and senior dogs and cats, as well as kittens, reduced to $20 from Sept. 23-25     Young-Williams Animal Center will celebrate National Dogs in Politics Day from Sept. 23-25 by offering adoption discounts on “demo-cats” and … [Read more...]

Keep your tailgate pet friendly


Tailgating has become one of America’s favorite pastimes, so why not be able to spend it with the WHOLE family? Here are a few tips to make sure your pet is safe. 1.Verify a Dog-Friendly Area  AND LIMIT THE TIME YOUR PET IS IN THE HEAT. 2.Bring Appropriate Dog Food. 3.Provide Shade and … [Read more...]

Governor Bill Haslam Proclaims Tennessee Week for the Animals September 17-25, 2016!

(Nashville, TN) Animal World USA is pleased to announce that Tennessee Week for the Animals, governor-proclaimed week long, community-strengthening celebration, kicks off September 17-25, 2016. Educational institutions, animal shelters, rescue groups, and humane organizations will be hosting scores … [Read more...]

September Fundraisers

Julie Poole Photography- September 3 – December 4 Get professional portraits of your pets just in time for the holidays and help homeless pets at the same time!  From September 3- December 4, you can make a $50 donation to Young-Williams Animal Center and send the confirmation to Julia, and she … [Read more...]

Help Make Young- Williams Animal Center’s Holiday Wishes Come True


Adopters are invited to share how their adopted pet changed their life for a chance to win a $100,000 grant award for the animal welfare group they adopted from and a $1,000 Petco gift card for themselves! The Petco Foundation, in partnership with Petco, will be granting Holiday Wishes in the … [Read more...]

Young-Williams Animal Center hosts week long National Dog Day adoption event


Adoption fees reduced to make room in shelter   Young-Williams Animal Center will celebrate National Dog Day all week with reduced adoption fees.   “There's no better way to celebrate National Dog Day than adopting a puppy or a dog from one of our two facilities," explains … [Read more...]

The Young-Williams Animal Center board of directors has appointed Janet Testerman as interim CEO.

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Testerman is a longtime supporter of the shelter, serving on the board for nearly five years. She also adopted her Dachshund, Lollie, from Young-Williams Animal Center in 2014.   “Janet has been an active, passionate advocate and thoughtful counselor for Young-Williams Animal Center for … [Read more...]

‘Cherish Your Chihuahua’ campaign offers $20 spay/neuter surgeries at Young-Williams Animal Center in August


PetSmart Charities® sponsors discounted procedures, free nail trim for Chihuahuas Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes are some of the most at-risk pets entering U.S. shelters each year. Young-Williams Animal Center, with funding support from PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of animal welfare … [Read more...]