Volunteer of the Month :: April 2014

Volunteering for any organization takes some level of commitment. Ray Wagner has taken his commitment very seriously and has been a loyal volunteer since 2008. “I started volunteering in March 2008 and I started out walking dogs and soon moved to cleaning which I did for almost 4 years. I now assist with the website photography 3 times a week. … Read More

Foster of the Month :: March 2014

Sophie Nguyen has only been fostering for Young-Williams for ten months. She says, “You only have to let an animal into your heart and home for a few weeks in order to make a difference in their lives forever”. Sophie has fostered over 20 kittens, 1 nursing mother cat, and 6 rabbits. “ Being a foster home is something I’ve … Read More

Ariel :: Animal Compassion Fund recipient

When a Chihuahua was found abandoned in a shed with five other animals last month, her future was uncertain to say the least. She suffered from a heart murmur that endangered her life, but the Harry and Carolyn Galbraith Animal Compassion Fund at Young-Williams Animal Center sponsored a surgery at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine that ultimately … Read More

Thank you to our Mardi Growl 2014 Sponsors!!

Young-Williams Animal Center would like to thank the following sponsors for Mardi Growl 2014: Krewe of Barkus Presenting Sponsors: City of Knoxville and Clayton Foundation Krewe of Bouvier: Merial, WBIR and B97.5 Krewe of Rex: DeRoyal Krewe of Meows: Hills and Haslam 3 Foundation Krewe of Paws: Enrichment Federal Credit Union Pinnacle Bank Brittany and Whitefield Bailey Young-Williams Law Firm … Read More

Best Friends Story :: Koda

If you have ever had doubts about the temperament of shelter animals, know that at Young-Williams Animal Center there are animals of all breeds and walks of life. Nicole, a former intern, found her perfect match when she least expected it. While interning for YWAC during the fall of 2013, Nicole had a feeling that she would end up adopting … Read More

Santa Paws

Don’t forget to get your pets photo made with Santa. Join us at the Young-Williams Animal Village at 6400 Kingston Pike on December 7th and 8th from 12:00 – 4:00! This is a great opportunity to help the animals at the Center as well as have some unique family photos and cards to send out for the Holidays. This year … Read More

A YWAC Best Friends Story

For those who have experienced the contentment of adopting a shelter animal, you know that a furry best friend can be found when you least expect it. Sometimes all it takes is just one chance meeting with the perfect pet and you know that the pet . Carmella and family experienced just that. While they were on a vacation in … Read More

Furry Fall Festival 2013! Sunday, October 6th

Mark your calendars for an afternoon of fun, food and furry friends! Our Furry Fall Festival is an annual fundraiser that highlights the animal rescue groups that we work with!  These dedicated folks do some amazing work, and we want to give them props! This event is open to the public, it’s family and  pet friendly, and we have reserved … Read More

Best Friends Forever!

Jennifer’s Story Above all else, Jennifer, a former intern at YWAC, believes in the unwavering bond that exists between animals and humans. To Jennifer, Sophie is the perfect representation of this bond. Jennifer adopted a then three month old boxer mix, Sophie, from YWAC in August of 2012. An energetic and sweet-natured dog, Sophie has become the perfect addition to … Read More

Join Team YWAC for the Heart Walk!

  On Sunday, Sept 29th, Tiberius and I will be leading Team YWAC in the AHA Heart Walk! We are recruiting staff, volunteers and all our friends to participate! If you would like to join our Team, or donate in support, please click on the link below! We would love to have the largest, furriest team on the walk! http://greaterknoxvilleheartwalk.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1049691&lis=0&kntae1049691=F7A2F8D5AAE6420E80174D761E96CE1D&supId=0&team=5471024&cj=Y … Read More