Small Pets 101

The University of Tennessee Vet School and Oxbow Animal Health proudly present Small Pets 101, an informational seminar for existing and potential pocket pet owners about the rewards of being a small pet parent and ensuring a positive pet experience for the whole family. Featured presenters include Dr. Cheryl Greenacre, veterinarian and professor at University of Tennessee, and Dr. Micah … Read More

FREE Adoptions!

As of Wednesday, December 21st, ALL of the adult dogs and cats available for adoption have been sponsored! Our “Furry Friend” program uses donations to pay the adoption fee of eligible adult animals at Young-Williams Animal Center and the Village. Because of the generosity of this community and beyond, we have raised enough Furry Friends donations to sponsor every adult … Read More

Happy Holidays!

Meet Panda! Panda came to the animal shelter when he was just a young pup.  He and his siblings –8 of them in all —were an unplanned litter of puppies.  The “mom” was a purebred dog whose owners had planned to have her spayed but then fell on hard economic times and just couldn’t afford the cost of the surgery. … Read More

Become a Furry Friend!

  When you become a “Furry Friend”, your $75.00 donation pays for the adoption fee of an available, adult animal. Our staff will choose the animal, based on how long they have been available for adoption. Furry Friend sponsorships encourage potential adopters to look at animals who may be overlooked, due to color, size or breed. A Furry Friend sponsorship … Read More

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

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