Update from our CEO Janet Testerman:
It is with great disappointment I inform you that due to the forecast of rain, wind and thunderstorms, we must postpone our Cause for Paws event this evening to ensure the safety of our guests, pets, staff and vendors. This was a difficult decision, and we explored all other scenarios before determining not to continue with the event tonight. We will reach out again as soon as we select a new date. Our staff and volunteers have worked extremely hard to prepare for an exciting night of saving lives, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you in the near future. All table sponsorships and tickets purchased will be honored for the rescheduled date. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Dear Friends of Young-Williams Animal Center,
We are so excited to celebrate our 7th Annual Cause for Paws on Thursday, October 21. This signature event raises awareness and dollars to support Young-Williams’ vision of A Home for Every Pet.
As the municipal shelter of the City of Knoxville and Knox County, we take in more than 8,000 lost, unwanted, abandoned and neglected animals each year and depend on animal lovers like you to provide the best quality of life while these pets are in our care. In 2018, for the first time in the history of our organization, we achieved a 90%+ save rate, earning our designation as a no-kill shelter and saving 8,311 animals. We have maintained that status ever since, with a 94.8% save-rate currently.
We could not do our important work without your help and hope you’ll join us for this fun evening of fabulous food, great music and the chance to make an impact in the lives of thousands of pets looking for a second chance and a true “tail” of love.
Learn more, become a sponsor and purchase tickets at: www.young-williams.org/c4p
Thank you to our generous event sponsors for their support:
Whitfield and Brittany Bailey
Creative Mortgage Solutions
Allison and Fred Smith
Bill Pittman and Tina Roland