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Young-Williams Employee Spotlight

We would like to introduce Lora Branum! She's been with our organization for a decade and is an intake specalist who does a wonderful job. What's your dream vacation destination?  Ireland! How many pets do...

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PetSmart Charities’ grants help Young-Williams Animal Center keep pets with owners, boost space

Young-Williams Animal Center has received nearly $50,000 in grants from PetSmart Charities to support programs that encourage keeping pets in their homes and to install space-boosting sliding doors in dog kennels. A grant for $32,000 is aimed at pet retention...

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Young-Williams Employee Spotlight!

Meet Tammy Copland, a 14 year veteran of Young-Williams Animal Center, avid 'cat lady' and someone who always has a smile on her face! What's your dream vacation destination? An African Safari! If you could...

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The Healing Power of love

Check out these incredible stories on the Banfield Foundation's Website featuring our alumnus read here!

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Young-Williams Animal Center to Participate in ‘Clear The Shelters’ adoption event

https://www.wbir.com/article/news/local/clear-the-shelters-find-your-new-forever-friend-on-aug-18/51-576597564    

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Waggin’ Wednesday: Maizie

Hiya, there! My name is Maizie. Recently I found myself at Young-Williams Animal Center. Being such a tiny kitten in such a big place with lots of interesting smells and sounds can be scary, but my friends there tried...

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Waggin’ Wednesday: Spit

Hello! My name is Spit, and I'm here to tell you my rescue story. My humans adopted me from Young-Williams Animal Center in 2010. They had gone through some sad times and were looking to bring a little bit...

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Young-Williams Animal Center equips Animal Control officers with tools to reunite lost pets...

2018-07-19 Young-Williams Animal Center - News Sentinel - microchip scanners - full page    Young-Williams Animal Center has equipped all Knox County and City of Knoxville Animal Control trucks with microchip scanners to help reunite lost pets and owners. The...

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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...