Abandoned dog that captured Knoxville’s heart succumbs to illness

Young-Williams Animal Center announced today that Bridget, the female dog recently found on Jenkins Road by Knoxville Police Department Animal Control officers, passed away on March 15. Despite the two-week effort by a team of veterinarians, specialists and staff to save her life, Bridget’s health took a turn for the worse Tuesday, and she succumbed to her illness. “We’re deeply … Read More

COVID-19 updates from Young-Williams Animal Center

Young-Williams Animal Center continues to closely monitor the situation surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and is updating our response as new information becomes available to ensure the safety and health of our animals, employees, volunteers and visitors. To best serve the community and the animals that depend on us, we are enacting several temporary measures. Please see below for updates … Read More


Over 90 Adoptable Puppies Compete for Most Valuable Puppy (MVP) Title Young-Willams Animal Center is doggone thrilled to announce we have a puppy player in this year’s PUPPY BOWL XV. Everyone’s favorite pup-to-pup competition airs Sunday, February 3rd at 3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT on Animal Planet. Molly Mae storms the GEICO gridiron and makes the cutest ear pulls and tail tugs … Read More

Young-Williams close to achieving ‘no-kill’ status.

More animals made it out of the Young-Williams Animal Center alive in 2017 than ever before. Almost 1,300 fewer animals were euthanized last year than in 2016. That brings the shelter’s current save rate to more than 84 percent. That means 84 percent of the animals at the shelter are adopted, reclaimed or rescued instead of put down. Here are … Read More

Discs for Dogs

Purchase a Frisbee for your best buddy at any Froyoz location throughout Knoxville, and support our Spay/Neuter program! Our spay/neuter services are available to anyone, regardless of residence. Young-Williams Spay/Neuter Solutions offers subsidized, low-cost services to pet owners who want to do the right thing but may not be able to afford to have a pet spayed or neutered without … Read More

Help Our Pets Simply By Shopping!

When you shop at Kroger you can help fur babies in need! Do you plan to shop at Kroger this holiday season? Did you know Kroger will donate a percent of sales to Young Williams Animal Center if you link your Kroger card to support this organization? Its fast, easy and costs you nothing! Please take a moment to go … Read More