The Dog Flu Has Reached Knoxville—What You Need To Know

The Dog Flu Has Reached Knoxville—What You Need To Know written by our friends at the  - PetWellClinic  An outbreak of dog flu at a dog show in Perry, Georgia, has had area veterinarians on alert. And on June 5, the Virology Laboratory at the UT College of Veterinary Medicine … [Read more...]

Furry Fall Festival coming up Nov. 5! Save The Date!

An upcoming festival hosted by the Young-Williams Animal Center will give animal lovers the opportunity to learn about pet-related resources around Knoxville, including adoption specials and discount coupons available at the center.   The Furry Fall Festival will be held Sunday, November … [Read more...]

The Story of Apollo

In January Apollo’s owner passed away. This precious pup was brought to Young-Williams Animal Center. After giving him some time to adjust, it was time to get to know him. We could tell right off, that he wasn’t coping well with his new environment. Anytime someone would walk by, he would bark and … [Read more...]

What is an open-admission facility? Young-Williams Animal Center explains

 An open-intake shelter is a haven for the hundreds of dogs and cats in our community that, through no fault of their own, find themselves neglected, unwanted or homeless. Open-intake shelters accept every animal received. Closed-intake facilities, sometimes referred to as no-kill shelters, do … [Read more...]

Young-Williams hosting wine fundraiser

Visit us at the 6400 Kingston Pike, Young-Williams Animal Village to sip some wine and tour our satellite adoption location after hours. Get your name on the guest list now for just $20 here: or for $25 at the door. 15% of wine sales will be donated to our shelter! … [Read more...]

‘Saving Pets Challenge’ to benefit Young-Williams Animal Center

   Shelter competing to win $50,000 from Michelson Found Animals  Young-Williams Animal Center, the official animal shelter for the City of Knoxville and Knox County, is seeking donations to help the organization win $50,000 from Michelson Found Animals. The proceeds will help care for … [Read more...]

April is Heartworm Awarness month- protect your pet

 learn more from: What is heartworm disease? Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in the United States and many other parts of the world. It is caused by foot-long worms (heartworms) that live in … [Read more...]

Young-Williams Animal Center selects director of shelter operations and director of finance

Young-Williams Animal Center has named Nichole Boudreau as director of shelter operations and Tammie J. Shaver as director of finance. “Because of the unique nature of our business, it is important that we have employees who are not only well-qualified but also passionate about the work that we … [Read more...]

Help YWAC purchase a new x-ray machine!

We need a new x-ray machine! A very generous donor has offered to match your gifts up to $23,000 to help us upgrade our 23-year-old machine! Having digital x-ray will give our veterinarians faster, clearer images to better care for injured animals. A new machine will also enable immediate record … [Read more...]

Young-Williams Animal Center Spay/Neuter Solutions exceeds 60,000 surgeries

Knoxville nonprofit works to end pet overpopulation   Young-Williams Animal Center’s Spay/Neuter Solutions has surpassed 60,000 surgeries, a milestone that comes less than nine years after the animal shelter launched the initiative and its mobile Spay Shuttle.   “This is a huge … [Read more...]