We are so excited to celebrate our 6th Annual Cause for Paws on Thursday, October 8 at 12:00 p.m. EST. We hope you will join us!

Register for free: https://causeforpaws.swell.gives/

This year, we are planning our first – and hopefully only – virtual Cause for Paws. You can look forward to some creative storytelling, behind-the-scenes access and of course lots of appearances from our furry friends. Our team is working to bring you a new way to celebrate and even throwing in a few surprises.

Each year, this event is a time to reflect, celebrate and renew our commitment to our vision of A Home for Every Pet. Our mission is to lead the community to end pet homelessness, promote animal welfare, and enhance the human-animal bond through the shelter and placement of animals, spay/neuter initiatives and public education of companion animal issues.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the municipal shelter of the City of Knoxville and Knox County, YWAC took in nearly 10,000 lost, unwanted, abandoned, and neglected animals last year. We depend on animal lovers like you to help us provide the best quality of life while these animals are in our care and waiting for fur-ever homes.

In 2018, for the first time in the history of our organization, we achieved a 90%+ save rate, earning our designation as a no-kill shelter and saving 8,311 animals. We have maintained that status ever since, with a 93% save-rate currently.

We could not do our important life-saving work without your help and hope you’ll join us for this virtual event to learn more about Young-Williams Animal Center, how we’ve become a resource for pet owners during COVID-19 and ways we’re moving animal welfare forward in our region.

For more information on attending and sponsoring the event click here, or call us at 865-705-9689.

We look forward to seeing you on October 8 at noon to hear about some true “tails” of love!

– Janet Testerman

Thank you to our generous sponsors