Well Worth the Wait Valentina’s first home was a farm where she ran the pastures by day and slept at the foot of the bed by night. This smart puppy was a quick learner, watching the people and animals around her living a busy life in the country. Unfortunately, she began to watch her fellow farm animals a little too … Read More

Katie Needs a Home

Katie Needs a Home. As the municipal shelter for both the City of Knoxville and Knox County, we take in every animal regardless of age, size, breed, health or behavior concerns. Just last week, we brought in 275 animals – the most in a single week since 2019. While at Young-Williams, these pets receive the highest quality of care. They … Read More


Rex Each year, thousands of animals come through our doors. Some are lost and reunited with their owners, some have never known what a family feels like, and others need help finding a new home. We take in all animals, regardless of breed, size, history or health. Many animals arrive in need of urgent medical care and receive treatment through … Read More


Back in September, a tiny cat was found all by herself and brought to Young-Williams Animal Center. Weighing in at just 14 ounces, we initially thought she may be about four weeks old, but the development of her teeth indicated she was probably closer to six weeks old. It quickly became apparent that something was a little off. This tiny … Read More

Good Sam

On Monday, January 13, 2020, the unthinkable happened. In the early morning hours, Knoxville Police Officer Kevin Aguilar heard a commotion then moments later a thud. A puppy had been thrown from an Alcoa Highway overpass, falling nearly 30 feet and landing just yards from the parked officer. In a matter of hours, our Knoxville community came together to offer … Read More

Barlow Needs A Home

Barlow is about 1.5 years old and has already been neutered. Barlow’s adoption fee has been PRE-PAID by “Furry Friends” sponsors Anne and Allen. He is available at Young-Williams Animal Center at 3201 Division Street.