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Young-Williams Animal Center to open earlier, add ‘quiet time’ for animals.

Young-Williams Animal Center continues to make changes aimed at benefiting both adoptable animals and potential adopters. After lowering adoption fees earlier this month, the shelter is rolling out new hours of operation. Starting Monday, April 2, Young-Williams Animal Center will...

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Young-Williams Animal Center at ‘critical capacity’ for dogs

  Young-Williams Animal Center currently is at critical capacity for adult dogs. With dozens of dogs waiting for adoption, the shelter does not have available space to house and care for the lost, stray and surrendered animals in need that...

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Young-Williams Animal Center announces lower adoption fees

With the goal to increase adoptions and save more animal lives, Young-Williams Animal Center is lowering its adoption fees indefinitely.   New adoption fees include: Kittens: $100, reduced from $125. Kittens are also buy one,...

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Hundreds of dogs will be on the prowl for Mardi Growl!

Parade, pet party set for Saturday, March 3 in downtown Knoxville   Hundreds of dogs and their human companions will stroll through downtown Knoxville on Saturday, March 3, during the 11th annual Mardi Growl to benefit Young-Williams Animal Center.   Mardi Growl...

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RAM, Young-Williams Animal Center, and Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley teaming up...

RAM, Young-Williams Animal Center, and Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley teaming up to provide free care to area pets ROCKFORD, TN (February 9, 2018) – Remote Area Medical (RAM) and Young-Williams Animal Center have teamed up once again to...

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Young-Williams close to achieving ‘no-kill’ status.

More animals made it out of the Young-Williams Animal Center alive in 2017 than ever before. Almost 1,300 fewer animals were euthanized last year than in 2016. That brings the shelter's...

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Cat Owners should “Beat the Heat” before spring with Young-Williams Animal Center’s...

Sponsored by PetSmart Charities®, “Beat the Heat” provides $20 spay surgeries for female cats    Warmer weather may still  be months away, but Young-Williams Animal Center Spay/Neuter Solutions wants you to  “Beat the Heat” by spaying your cat in advance of her...

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Spay Neuter Solutions wants to celebrate the New Year with you and your...

Happy Neuter Year! Young-Williams Spay Neuter Solutions wants to celebrate the New Year with you and your furry friend by offering $20.00 surgeries for male cats or dogs. Spaces are limited &...

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Young-Williams Animal Center announces end-of-year adoption special

   All pet adoptions, excluding puppies, are free through Dec. 31 “Adopt” a New Year’s resolution. Young-Williams Animal Center will offer free pet adoptions, excluding puppies, starting Wednesday, Dec. 27, at both shelter locations,...

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Young-Williams Animal Center set for this Sunday, Nov. 5

Don't miss out on a free and furry good time! More than 50 vendors will in attendance , along with multiple food trucks. Come hungry, and leave happy. 

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Overview of managed intake policy:

In August, Young-Williams Animal Center achieved a 91 percent save rate for the first time in the history of the organization due to new and progressive measures designed to help animals in the Greater Knoxville community and assist pet...

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Young-Williams Animal Center partners with Tails of the Trail

 Shelter dogs get exercise, socialization on hikes with public participants   Take a hike – with a Young-Williams Animal Center shelter dog.   Young-Williams Animal Center has partnered with Tails of the Trail® to pair shelter...