Young-Williams Animal Center to temporarily move intake area due to construction

Young-Williams Animal Center will move its Lost and Found department, which includes both the Pet Intake area and the Pet Resource Center, to a temporary on-site location during construction. For approximately 8-10 weeks, the Lost and Found area at the main shelter at 3201 Division St., will be housed behind the main building. Visitors to intake, lost and found, and … Read More

YWAC Spotlight on Cindy

Cindy is our wonderful surgical coordinator for our public spay/ n solutions program. She is smart, logical, organized, an exercise guru, fun, and we are lucky to have her! Briefly describe what you do all day.   I work with the best people to help spay and neuter owned animals.   Take in owned animals, make baggies with their vaccines, microchips … Read More

YWAC Employee Spotlight: Wyatt

Meet Wyatt our Animal Care Specialist! He’s a wonderful human with a big heart, contagious smile, and wonderful work ethics. 1.What’s your favorite movie? I really like a lot of older Pixar movies but, Finding Nemo is probably my favorite. 2. Where did you grow up? I grew up here in Knoxville. 3. what is your favorite candy? Sour Patch … Read More

‘No-kill’ status is a feat to be celebrated!

‘No-kill’ status is a feat to be celebrated! Young-Williams Animal Center has achieved “no-kill” status for the first time in the shelter’s history, saving 8,311 pets in 2018. As the official municipal shelter for the City of Knoxville and Knox County, Young-Williams Animal Center has to legally take in every animal besides owner surrendered pets. This is regardless of how … Read More

BISSELL Pet Foundation Sponsors Nationwide Empty the Shelters Event to Save Lives

Over 100 shelters in the U.S. & Canada will offer $25 suggested donation during the ‘Empty the Shelters’ event on May 4 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. April 18, 2019 — Pet lovers in Knoxville will have the opportunity to adopt a pet for $25 suggested donation  with BISSELL Pet Foundation sponsoring the remaining cost on Saturday, May 4. To encourage adoption and relieve overcrowded shelters, … Read More

YWAC Employee Spotlight-Hannah

  Meet our incredibly talented, smart, witty, and fun Visual Coordinator, Hannah. She’s the one behind all of the fabulous photos. Tell us an interesting fact about yourself I’m very nerdy. I love playing Muggle Quidditch! My husband and I play Magic the Gathering on a regular basis. I am always up for a Lord of the Rings: Extended Edition … Read More

Young-Williams Animal Center to compete for $50,000 in national challenge

Young-Williams Animal Center could win $50,000 in the national Fund the Shelters Challenge and needs its supporters to get on board – and get online.   The Michelson Found Animals Foundation has joined forces with NBC and Telemundo to create the new competition. The Fund the Shelters Challenge offers an even bigger opportunity than past campaigns for animal welfare advocates … Read More

Celebrate ‘St. Pet-ricks Day’ with $17 adult dog adoptions this weekend

March 15, through Sunday, March 17, the adoption fee for an adult dog at Young-Williams Animal Center will be just $17.   The shelter is close to capacity for dogs, so now is the perfect time to adopt an adult dog to celebrate the “St. Pet-rick’s Day Lucky Dog” adoption event.   The three-day special will take place at both … Read More

Employee Spotlight! Meet Tammie

Tammie is our wonderful director of finance who is thorough, loving, fun, kind and a true gem. We’re blessed to have her.   1.Who inspires you My dad.  He passed away awhile back, but his strong work ethic, the great way he treated others and his cool sense of humor continue to inspire me! Where’s your favorite place in the … Read More

Parade, pet party set for Saturday, March 2 in downtown Knoxville 

  Hundreds of dogs and their human companions will stroll through downtown Knoxville on Saturday, March 2, during the 12th annual Mardi Growl to benefit Young-Williams Animal Center.   Mardi Growl 2019, presented by  Merchants of Beer, features a pet-friendly parade beginning at 11 a.m., along with a festival on Market Square from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.   “We hope all … Read More