A Message from our CEO, 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 the strong community base we have in Knox County. As a member of our community, your selfless acts of donating time and resources to YWAC have produced ripple effects that can be felt throughout our shelter. Already 4,256 adoptions have been made this year, with more adoptions happening every day.

Because of the great things I have seen in the past year, I ask that this coming year we strive to better ourselves. In order for this to happen, the community must continue to come together to show its support for animals in our area. There are many ways that you can become involved in our efforts to better the lives of animals in our community. For instance, volunteering and fostering are two of the most instantly gratifying ways to give to YWAC. By nurturing animals that are not yet ready to be adopted as a foster or by interacting with the animals that are adoption-ready as a volunteer, you are making connections happen. Donations too are always welcomed and greatly appreciated at YWAC.

Let’s continue, together, to make progress when it comes to bettering the lives of animals in our area. With your help, we can change our community for the benefit of all residents, human and animal. If you would like to learn more about fostering, volunteering, or donating to YWAC please visit our website at www.young-williams.org



Jeff Ashin, CEO