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‘Weight is Over’ Adoption Special Asks Community to Choose Adult Dogs

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For community members looking for a furry friend, Young-Williams Animal Center encourages potential pet owners to “wait” no longer. Adult dogs are available at a reduced adoption fee during the “Weight is Over” special beginning August 18. Young-Williams Animal Center is currently at capacity for … [Read more...]

Veterinarian Pet Memorial Program

As a 501-(c)(3) organization, we rely on charitable donations to feed, house and care for more than 12,000 animals annually.   Funding from the Pet Memorial program helps stock shelter shelves with supplies, keep kennels clean, improve facilities, expand enrichment programs for pets, provide medical … [Read more...]


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‘Yappy Hour’ and ‘Cats, Canines and Cabernet’ to benefit Young-Williams Animal Center Armada Bar, a locally owned establishment at 116 S. Central Street in the Old City, has partnered with Young-Williams Animal Center for the second summer in a row to raise money for the shelter in … [Read more...]

Development & Fundraising Events


Development & Fundraising Events August 1-31:    2nd Annual Pure Give challenge at Pure Barre - $5,000 challenge August 6, 13, 20, 27:  “Yappy Hour” at Armada Bar. $1.00 from select handcrafted cocktails donated. Mon 8/10:   “Sip in Shop” Pure Barre Knoxville- 5% donated Mon 8/17: … [Read more...]

Adoption Fees Reduced for Kittens and Adult Cats Are Free to Loving Homes

Young-Williams Animal Center’s Feline Palooza is back for an encore performance to rescue more cats. Adoption fees for kittens younger than 5 months are $75, and cats older than 5 months are free. “Intake for cats and kittens has continued to increase and the shelter is at full capacity for … [Read more...]

News & Events for Young-Williams Animal Center

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Just in time for the heat, Rita’s Italian Ice in Market Square is sponsoring Young-Williams Animal Center the entire month of July! Mention Young-Williams, and 10% of proceeds will be donated to help provide food and care to animals in need.   Local 8 News Reporter/ Anchor Casey Wheeless … [Read more...]

Pet Safety Tips for Summer Fun

Enjoying summer's warmer weather? Whether you are spending time at the pool, lake or park,  it's important to keep your pet's safety in mind.  Young-Williams Animal Center offers these tips to help protect your animals during the summer season. Keep pets cool and hydrated Don't leave pets … [Read more...]

Start off on the Right Paw; Pet Parents Summer Safety Guide


Can you feel it? Can you smell it? At last- long, sunny days of summer are approaching! Remember, the hot weather can mean danger for our furry companions. Pets can suffer from dehydration, sunburn, or heat stroke if overexposed to the heat – and heat stroke can be fatal if not treated … [Read more...]

Young-Williams launches ‘Community Cat’ in April to fix free-roaming cats


Young-Williams launches ‘Community Cat’ in April to fix free-roaming cats Sponsored by PetSmart Charities®, ‘Community Cat’ provides free spay/neuter surgeries and rabies vaccinations for feral and stray cats During the month of April, Young-Williams Animal Center’s Spay/Neuter Solutions will … [Read more...]



March of Furry Friends Supports Young-Williams Animal Center With more than 300 dogs pre-registered to walk in Saturday’s annual Mardi Growl Parade, officials with Young-Williams Animal Center are expecting record crowds for the City of Knoxville’s biggest pet-friendly event. The eighth annual … [Read more...]