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

$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