Update on Kassidy, the pregnant Lab

In further assessing our options and the shelter’s obligations under state law, Young-Williams Animal Center today was able to place Kassidy with a local rescue group, Adopt a Golden Knoxville. Once her puppies are born and at the appropriate time, she will be spayed and the puppies will be altered when old enough. We appreciate the concern from the community … Read More

Walkway of Life

With a donation of $100, you can honor a family member, a favorite pet, or memorialize a special animal or person with a permanently engraved brick. These beautiful pieces of masonry line the walkway to the main shelter and pay tribute to animals, and the people who love them. Please call David @215-6360 for details!

Home for the Holidays!

Breeanna Brown, the placement coordinator for Young-Williams Animal Center, has a trip to New England planned for the weekend, but she won’t be traveling alone. Along for the ride are 24 dogs and 16 puppies which will be dropped off at shelters in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Although Young-Williams is overcrowded, Brown said many shelters in the Northeast need dogs. “In … Read More

Adoption Gift Certificates!

With the holidays approaching, it’s time to ponder what to purchase for that hard-to-buy-for friend or relative! We have the purr-fect suggestion! Young-Williams Animal Center offers Adoption Gift Certificates! If you know a friend or family member who might be thinking about adding a new family member, this is a way great way to encourage adoption! We discourage adopting an … Read More

S.A.V.E.S. Fund

Young-Williams Animal Center is the official animal shelter for Knox County and the city of Knoxville. The center is a non-profit organization that turns no animal away and is dedicated to the sheltering and placement of animals, general animal welfare, and public education of companion animal issues. Because our funding is tax based, we are unable to provide extensive, rehabilitative … Read More

Santa Paws Pictures!

Just in time for the Holidays! The Friends of Young-Williams Animal Center is hosting “Pet Pictures with Santa Paws “! All proceeds benefit the Young-Williams Animal Center and photos will be taken two different weekends at two different locations to make sure everyone has a chance for their pet’s “Kodak Moment”! Please download the attached form to bring with you! … Read More

National Shelter Appreciation Week!

Young-Williams Animal Center is  celebrating National Shelter Appreciation Week November 6-12! In 1996, the HSUS launched National Shelter Appreciation Week, based on an idea from Capital Humane Society in Nebraska. This campaign is designed to acknowledge and promote the invaluable role shelters pay to their communities and to increase public awareness of animal welfare issues and shelter services. Please join … Read More

Pumpkin & Black Licorice Cat Adoption Promotion!

It’s no Trick! We only have treats at Young-Williams Animal Center! Celebrate Halloween with our “Pumpkin & Black Licorice” Cat Adoption Promotion! From October 29th-November 4th: All Adult Cats=$25.00 adoption fee! All Kittens=$75.00 adoption fee!

Dog Days @ Ijams!

On November 5th, 2011, Ijams is going to the dogs! Bring your 4-legged friend out for a day of fun at Ijams Nature Center! Celebrate the harvest season with: A K9 Scarecrow Costume Contest Dog-Owner Look-a-Like Competition Naturalist-led dog walks Pet Portraits Booths from local pet organizations So Pack up your leash and favorite squeaky toy and join in for … Read More

Happy Hollerpalooza!

Come on down to Central Street this Saturday, Oct 22nd, for an afternoon of Family Fun! The North Knoxville Business & Professional Association are hosting the 6th Annual “Hollerpalooza” to celebrate the businesses and neighborhoods of “Happy Holler”!