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Saving the Alcoa Overpass Pup

Young-Williams Animal Center is saddened and outraged to learn of the puppy that was thrown from an overpass on Alcoa Highway. We applaud the Knoxville Police Department (KPD) for its swift and compassionate work to care for...

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Challenging the Community for a New Spay Shuttle

Dr. Eric Barton, founder of the Angels Over America Foundation, is challenging the Knoxville community to match his $45,000 donation toward replacing our aging Spay Shuttle. “The vision of Young-Williams Animal Center is...

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Young-Williams Animal Center to temporarily move intake area due to construction

Young-Williams Animal Center will move its Lost and Found department, which includes both the Pet Intake area and the Pet Resource Center, to a temporary on-site location during...

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YWAC Spotlight on Cindy

Cindy is our wonderful surgical coordinator for our public spay/ n solutions program. She is smart, logical, organized, an exercise guru, fun, and we are lucky to have her!

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YWAC Employee Spotlight: Wyatt

Meet Wyatt our Animal Care Specialist! He's a wonderful human with a big heart, contagious smile, and wonderful work ethics.

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‘No-kill’ status is a feat to be celebrated!

‘No-kill’ status is a feat to be celebrated! Young-Williams Animal Center has achieved “no-kill” status for the first time...

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BISSELL Pet Foundation...

Over 100 shelters in the U.S. & Canada will offer $25 suggested donation during the ‘Empty the Shelters’ event on May 4

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Meet Nichole! YWAC Employee Spotlight

Meet our talented, smart, witty, fantastic boss Nichole, who's our Director of Shelter Operations. Which four individuals would you like to eat dinner with the most?  Nick Offerman, Dr. Bill Bass, Caitlin Doughty and...

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YWAC Employee Spotlight-Hannah

  Meet our incredibly talented, smart, witty, and fun Visual Coordinator, Hannah. She's the one behind all of the...

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Young-Williams Animal Center to compete for $50,000 in national challenge

Young-Williams Animal Center could win $50,000 in the national Fund the Shelters Challenge and needs its supporters to get on board – and get online.   The Michelson Found Animals Foundation has joined forces with NBC and Telemundo to create the...

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Celebrate ‘St. Pet-ricks Day’ with $17 adult dog adoptions this weekend

March 15, through Sunday, March 17, the adoption fee for an adult dog at Young-Williams Animal...

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Employee Spotlight! Meet Tammie

Tammie is our wonderful director of finance who is thorough, loving, fun, kind and a true gem. We're blessed to have her.   1.Who inspires you My dad. ...