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Volunteer of the Month :: April 2014


Volunteering for any organization takes some level of commitment. Ray Wagner has taken his commitment very seriously and has been a loyal volunteer since 2008. “I started volunteering in March 2008 and I started out walking dogs and soon moved to cleaning which I did for almost 4 years. I now assist … [Read more...]

Ariel :: Animal Compassion Fund recipient


When a Chihuahua was found abandoned in a shed with five other animals last month, her future was uncertain to say the least. She suffered from a heart murmur that endangered her life, but the Harry and Carolyn Galbraith Animal Compassion Fund at Young-Williams Animal Center sponsored a surgery at … [Read more...]

Foster of the Month :: March 2014


Sophie Nguyen has only been fostering for Young-Williams for ten months. She says, “You only have to let an animal into your heart and home for a few weeks in order to make a difference in their lives forever”. Sophie has fostered over 20 kittens, 1 nursing mother cat, and 6 rabbits. “ Being a … [Read more...]

Thank you to our Mardi Growl 2014 Sponsors!!


Young-Williams Animal Center would like to thank the following sponsors for Mardi Growl 2014: Krewe of Barkus Presenting Sponsors: City of Knoxville and Clayton Foundation Krewe of Bouvier: Merial, WBIR and B97.5 Krewe of Rex: DeRoyal Krewe of Meows: Hills and Haslam 3 … [Read more...]

Best Friends Story :: Koda


If you have ever had doubts about the temperament of shelter animals, know that at Young-Williams Animal Center there are animals of all breeds and walks of life. Nicole, a former intern, found her perfect match when she least expected it. While interning for YWAC during the fall of 2013, Nicole had … [Read more...]

Foster of the Month :: Jeannine

Volunteer December

I started volunteering at YWAC in 2007 and took home my first foster, Oreo, in the summer of 2008 after he became ill.   The rest, as they say, is history.  My daughter and I have fostered about 175 cats and kittens and one wonderful Great Pyrenees named Gertie. Being a foster home for YWAC is … [Read more...]

Words of Wisdom

Jeff Ashin

When I picture the month of April, I envision growth and new life. So, what better time of the year then now to celebrate National Pet Month? National Pet Month is all about sharing the joys of pet ownership and encouraging those who have yet to experience the magic of a pet in their lives to find a … [Read more...]

Santa Paws


Don't forget to get your pets photo made with Santa. Join us at the Young-Williams Animal Village at 6400 Kingston Pike on December 7th and 8th from 12:00 - 4:00! This is a great opportunity to help the animals at the Center as well as have some unique family photos and cards to send out for the … [Read more...]

A YWAC Best Friends Story


For those who have experienced the contentment of adopting a shelter animal, you know that a furry best friend can be found when you least expect it. Sometimes all it takes is just one chance meeting with the perfect pet and you know that the pet . Carmella and family experienced just that. While … [Read more...]

A Message from our CEO, Jeff Ashin

Jeff Ashin

This month, I am honored to say, marks my one-year anniversary with Young-Williams Animal Center. In the past year, I have been proud to witness the great strides our shelter has made for the welfare of animals in our area. Our shelter’s improvements, however, would not be possible if it weren’t for … [Read more...]