April is Heartworm Awarness month- protect your pet

 learn more from: https://www.heartwormsociety.org/pet-owner-resources/heartworm-basics 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...]

Bring Your Furry Friend to our 10th Annual Mardi Growl!

Put your best foot, and furry friend's paw forward for our 10th annual howling good time!  At Young-Williams Animal Center, we’re busy planning the 10th annual Mardi Growl pet parade, and we can’t wait to celebrate with the community on Saturday, March 4. The event will begin with a pet-friendly … [Read more...]

Sponsored by PetSmart Charities® “Beat the Heat” provides $20 spay surgeries for female cats

Warmer weather may still  be months away, but Young-Williams Animal Center Spay/Neuter Solutions wants you to  “Beat the Heat” by spaying your cat in advance of her heat cycle and preventing unwanted litters from being born this spring.  Animal shelters commonly refer to spring time as “kitten … [Read more...]

Grayson Subaru sponsors ‘Home for the Holidays’ adoption special at Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley, Blount County Animal Center and Young-Williams Animal Center

 Animal welfare agencies partner to increase adoptions Young-Williams Animal Center, the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley and Blount County Animal Center, are partnering for a “Home for the Holidays” adoption special, sponsored by Grayson Subaru. From Dec. 21-23, all pets at both … [Read more...]

A Secret Santa Supports Young-Williams Animal Center

Young-Williams has a Secret Santa who is matching dollar-for -dollar up to $10,000 to support the care and adoptions of homeless animals at our shelter. Will you help us reach our goal during this holiday season? Donate here to the Secret Santa campaign, in person, or by mailing a check with the … [Read more...]

Young-Williams Animal Center and Grayson Subaru Partner to “Share the Love” and Find Homes for Knoxville’s Homeless Pets

Adoption fees reduced for three-day weekend Dec 2-4 Young-Williams Animal Center will join the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and Subaru of America, Inc. for the annual year-end Subaru Share the Love event and celebration, which kicked off Nov 17, … [Read more...]

Young-Williams Animal Center hosts ‘Black Friday’ adoption special

Fees reduced to $25 a pet to promote forever homes for the holidays Young-Williams Animal Center is celebrating “Black Friday” with an adoption special to help shelter pets find their forever homes for the holidays. On Friday, Nov. 25, adoption fees for dogs and cats older than 6 months will … [Read more...]