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Well Worth the Wait Valentina’s first home was a farm where she ran the pastures by day and...

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Young-Williams Animal Center reaches critical capacity for dogs and cats

Young-Williams Animal Center has reached critical capacity for dogs and cats, and adopters, fosters and volunteers are needed immediately because the shelter lacks space for the intake of additional lost, surrendered and stray animals.

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 BISSELL Pet Foundation Announces Summer 2021 “Empty the Shelters”

Young-Williams Animal Center to participate in national event BISSELL Pet Foundation is hosting its summer 2021 national “Empty the Shelters” adoption event July 7 – 11, 2021, a quarterly effort that has...

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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,...

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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...

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Driving Health for Pets & People into Vulnerable Communities

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Remote Area Medical has received a two-year grant from PetSmart Charities to increase access to affordable veterinary care. The PetSmart Charities Improving Access to Care Grant will provide care for...

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A Little Compassion Goes a Long Way One sick cat’s journey to recovery. It was a balmy July day and Azog was roaming the neighborhoods on the outskirts of town....

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Volunteer Appreciation Month!

Every year, hundreds of volunteers generously give their time to help care for the lost, stray and vulnerable pets at Young-Williams. These volunteers spend thousands of hours at the shelter helping make sure the dogs have plenty...

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Feeling Lucky

Snuggled up on a warm blanket, Beowulf the cat knows how lucky he is. Not because his bowl is full or the toys and treats nearby, but lucky he survived one health emergency after another. When he...

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Young-Williams Animal Center celebrates 100,000 spay/neuter milestone with free surgeries for 100 pets

Young-Williams Animal Center reached a milestone of 100,000 spay and neuter surgeries for pets and surprised the owner with a free procedure, along with free surgeries for 100 other pets in the community. The...

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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...

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Young-Williams Animal Center kicks off 14th annual Mardi Growl with T-shirt design contest

Young-Williams Animal Center’s 14th annual Mardi Growl celebration has started with the kickoff of the T-shirt design contest. Original artwork can be submitted now through Feb. 14. In addition to a T-shirt, the winning...