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 to adopt a furry friend. The staff at Young-Williams can help you find the best pet for your lifestyle and needs. Check out our adoptable pets!

If you are unable to adopt a pet, fostering is an easy and ideal option that gives pets a temporary home. Fostering is FREE – all of the supplies your foster pet will need are provided and medical needs are taken care of by the shelter. Learn more about fostering.

If you have lost a pet, please check our website on a regular basis several times a day and visit the shelter at least every other day to look for your animal. See our current strays here.

If you find a lost animal, please attempt to locate the owner before bringing the pet to the shelter. Post flyers and on Facebook groups to help reunite the owner and pet. Check external resources such as and PawBoost. You also can text LOST to 865-355-6277 for helpful information. Learn more about places to check here.

Owner surrenders are done by appointment only and our space is very limited now. Please withhold surrendering a pet for as long as you can, and call our Pet Resource Center at 865-363-6702 for assistance to help you keep your pet. Learn about available resources and alternatives to surrender here.

The Young-Williams Animal Village at 6400 Kingston Pike will be closed until further notice, as we test and monitor animals as needed and conduct comprehensive cleaning.

Spay/Neuter Solutions appointments, located in a separate part of the Village building, will continue as usual.