$25 Adoptions Thanks to the Bissell Pet Foundation “Empty the Shelters” Event!

BISSELL Pet Foundation Sponsor Reduced Adoption Fees Across the Country Young-Williams Animal Center part of 275+ shelters participating in the spring “Empty the Shelters” event Knoxville, TN —As shelters across the country face overcrowding, BISSELL Pet Foundation is aiming to “Empty the Shelters” by sponsoring reduced adoption fees to $25 from May 2-15. This event will be hosted in more … Read More

Kitten season is here!

Did you know? Cats are seasonal breeders. This means that during the winter months, cats generally aren’t reproducing, but come spring, cats begin to seek a mate and that means a huge uptick in litters of kittens needing our help. While we love caring for these sweet babies, shelter resources are stretched thin during Kitten Season. We will see thousands … Read More

Statement from Young-Williams Animal Center management

Re: Knoxville Police Department Animal Control statement (linked here) Earlier this evening, Young-Williams Animal Center received two dogs and one cat who were confiscated by Knoxville Police Department Animal Control during an animal cruelty investigation. The three pets appear to be in fair condition and are being examined by our veterinary team. We will provide more updates as available. The … Read More

Update from Young-Williams Animal Center

Young-Williams Animal Center is aware that a rare rabbit disease, rabbit hemorrhagic disease or RHDV2, has been found in two rabbits from the same household in Blount County. The cases are the first known in Tennessee. To protect pets in our community, the shelter is taking measures to prevent the spread of the disease and assisting animals in our care. … Read More

Six Bunny Facts

Did you know that we adopt out more than just cats and dogs? That’s right! We have bunnies who are looking for their new home. Why adopt a bunny? See the list of fun facts below! Bunnies are affectionate and intelligent, much like cats and dogs. They seek affection/love to snuggle and love doing enrichment activities like puzzle feeders, playing … Read More

The Gift of a Second Chance

When Mouse arrived at Young-Williams Animal Center with her siblings, she was just hours old, unable to see and already missing the familiar scent of her mother. Unsure how to care for such tiny lives, their finder brought the kittens to the shelter once it was clear their mother would not return. Thanks to your generous donations, our intake team … Read More

Holiday Giving

When Mouse arrived at Young-Williams Animal Center with her siblings, she was just hours old, unable to see and already missing the familiar scent of her mother. Unsure how to care for such tiny lives, their finder brought the kittens to the shelter once it was clear their mother would not return. Thanks to your generous donations, our intake team … Read More

Shelter’s longest-term resident moves into forever home

At Young-Williams Animal Center, our staff and volunteers believe every pet is special, but there are some who stay longer, building stronger bonds with those at the shelter. One of those animals is Katie, our longest-term resident. You might remember the 8-year-old pit bull mix whose story we shared in June. Supporters responded with an outpouring of love and helped … Read More

The Adventures of Pia

If you’ve ever met a husky, you know they are highly intelligent and thus, have their quirks. Pia is a proud husky and embraces each of the quirks that make her special. Some of her favorite activities include escaping her yard, being nosey, claiming toys as her own and talking to her friends. All of that makes Pia a loving … Read More