Young-Williams Animal Center celebrates $200,000 lifesaving investment from Petco Love

Young-Williams Animal Center has received $200,000 from national nonprofit Petco Love in support of the shelter’s lifesaving work for pets in Knoxville. Shelter representatives and adoptable animals celebrated the grant with check presentations at the Kingston Pike and Farragut Petco locations on Wednesday. “A lifesaving investment of this value will allow us to assist even more vulnerable animals in our community,” says Janet … Read More

Consider The Paws-itives of Adopting 

Pets are an essential part of our lives, bringing love and joy every day. Whether you’re a cat or a dog lover, adding a new furry friend to your family can be one of the most exciting experiences. However, choosing where to get your pet can be challenging, considering the range of options available. While purchasing pets from breeders seems … Read More

Pets for Life

Pets For Life is a revolutionary program from The Humane Society of the United States that is designed to increase access to veterinary care, resources, and support services for pet owners in underserved communities. This remarkable program has been steadily expanding across the United States through partner shelters (much like Young-Williams Animal Center) since 2011 and has had a truly … Read More

Join us for Mardi Growl 2023

Save the Date: Our 16th Annual Mardi Growl is coming to World’s Fair Park on Saturday, March 4, 2023! Calling all pet owners, animal welfare advocates, and people searching for a fun family-friendly time! Young-Williams Animal Center invites you to the 16th annual Mardi Growl – Knoxville’s favorite pet parade and party – on March 4, 2023. Our famous pet … Read More

Happy Tails from Young-Williams Animal Center

Each year, thousands of animals come through the doors of Young-Williams Animal Center. Whether they are lost, stray, abused, or abandoned, our goal is the same — to find a home for every pet. On our mission to end pet homelessness, promote animal welfare and enhance the human-animal bond, in 2022 alone, Young-Williams found homes for more than 6,000 pets. … Read More

6 Ways to Protect Your Pet from Cold Weather

Just as winter begins, East Tennessee is bracing for a cold front that will bring frigid temperatures to our area. Young-Williams Animal Center wants to remind pet owners to take extra precautions to ensure our four-legged family members remain safe and warm. MAKE SURE YOUR PETS ARE HEALTHY AND COMFORTABLE WITH THESE TIPS If it feels too cold for you, … Read More

Help Young-Williams Meet Its 2022 Secret Santa Challenge

Young-Williams Animal Center must be on Santa’s nice list this year! Thanks to a very generous donor, you can make your gift go further this holiday season. Our Secret Santa has pledged to match dollar-for-dollar donations up to a total of $5,000. But act now – we only have until December 31, 2022 to claim these additional funds!   Secret Santa … Read More

2022 Cause for Paws

  Click here to open the 2022 Cause for Paws Digital Program Click here to learn more about the Animal Compassion Fund Thank you for attending Cause for Paws, the signature fundraising event for Young-Williams Animal Center. As Knox County’s official animal shelter, we care for nearly 10,000 stray, lost, injured, abused or neglected pets annually. This event celebrates our … Read More