$25 Adoptions Thanks to the Bissell Pet Foundation “Empty the Shelters” Event!

BISSELL Pet Foundation Sponsor Reduced Adoption Fees Across the Country Young-Williams Animal Center part of 275+ shelters participating in the spring “Empty the Shelters” event Knoxville, TN —As shelters across the country face overcrowding, BISSELL Pet Foundation is aiming to “Empty the Shelters” by sponsoring reduced adoption fees to $25 from May 2-15. This event will be hosted in more … Read More

Adoption Enriches More Lives Than One

When Mr. Jones came into the shelter and met Bean, he knew it was meant to be. A little over six months later, and little Bean has changed his life. Mr. Jones has had many struggles, suffering from PTSD and depression, but the unconditional love in Bean has changed his life for the better. “Bean has been a life-changer.” says … Read More

Happy outcomes, thanks to PetSmart Charities and our Animal Haven Program

Lola with owner

We are so grateful to PetSmart Charities for awarding Young-Williams Animal Center with their Preserving Families Grant to support our Animal Haven Program. Below you will read many stories of happiness and hope that this grant made possible. Click here to read our announcement about the awarded grant. If you, or someone you know, needs help with their pet, please … Read More

Abandoned dog that captured Knoxville’s heart succumbs to illness

Young-Williams Animal Center announced today that Bridget, the female dog recently found on Jenkins Road by Knoxville Police Department Animal Control officers, passed away on March 15. Despite the two-week effort by a team of veterinarians, specialists and staff to save her life, Bridget’s health took a turn for the worse Tuesday, and she succumbed to her illness. “We’re deeply … Read More

Update from Young-Williams Animal Center

Young-Williams Animal Center is aware that a rare rabbit disease, rabbit hemorrhagic disease or RHDV2, has been found in two rabbits from the same household in Blount County. The cases are the first known in Tennessee. To protect pets in our community, the shelter is taking measures to prevent the spread of the disease and assisting animals in our care. … Read More

Six Bunny Facts

Did you know that we adopt out more than just cats and dogs? That’s right! We have bunnies who are looking for their new home. Why adopt a bunny? See the list of fun facts below! Bunnies are affectionate and intelligent, much like cats and dogs. They seek affection/love to snuggle and love doing enrichment activities like puzzle feeders, playing … Read More

Remembering PJ…

In 2004, a kitten was adopted from Young-Williams Animal Center. His family named him “PJ”. We received this beautiful story from PJ’s owners sharing that PJ had recently passed on, and we wanted to share his life with you, our fellow animal lovers. From PJ’s Family: “I am writing this on a very sad day when we lost our beloved … Read More

A Christmas Miracle…

‘Tis the season of giving – may it be the gift of love, time, or boxes of presents! For Noel, Christmas came early when she was given the gift of a fresh start and a second chance. You can help make sure every pet who arrives in need gets the same love and care, no matter what time of year, when … Read More

A time for compassion…

A time for compassion and outreach for our stray and homeless pets … and their humans Young-Williams Animal Center receives many questions about how our intake, reclaim and adoption process works. We welcome these inquiries and believe that the best education is a transparent look into our work. Now seems like the perfect time to share this content with our … Read More

The Gift of a Second Chance

When Mouse arrived at Young-Williams Animal Center with her siblings, she was just hours old, unable to see and already missing the familiar scent of her mother. Unsure how to care for such tiny lives, their finder brought the kittens to the shelter once it was clear their mother would not return. Thanks to your generous donations, our intake team … Read More