Help us reduce intake during the temporary closure of the Village

We need your help! We have temporarily closed the Young-Williams Animal Village location in Bearden after a dog tested positive for distemper, and will need to lower intake of animals as much as possible due to the temporary loss of space and available kennels. Here’s how you can help: If you’ve been considering adoption, now would be a great time … 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 coming!

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

Adoption Enriches More Lives Than One

When Mr. Jones came into the shelter and met Bean, he knew it was meant to be. A little over six months later, and little Bean has changed his life. Mr. Jones has had many struggles, suffering from PTSD and depression, but the unconditional love in Bean has changed his life for the better. “Bean has been a life-changer.” says … Read More

Happy outcomes, thanks to PetSmart Charities and our Animal Haven Program

Lola with owner

We are so grateful to PetSmart Charities for awarding Young-Williams Animal Center with their Preserving Families Grant to support our Animal Haven Program. Below you will read many stories of happiness and hope that this grant made possible. Click here to read our announcement about the awarded grant. If you, or someone you know, needs help with their pet, please … 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

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

A Christmas Miracle…

‘Tis the season of giving – may it be the gift of love, time, or boxes of presents! For Noel, Christmas came early when she was given the gift of a fresh start and a second chance. You can help make sure every pet who arrives in need gets the same love and care, no matter what time of year, when … Read More

A time for compassion…

A time for compassion and outreach for our stray and homeless pets … and their humans Young-Williams Animal Center receives many questions about how our intake, reclaim and adoption process works. We welcome these inquiries and believe that the best education is a transparent look into our work. Now seems like the perfect time to share this content with our … Read More