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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 ‘a home for every pet.’ A proven way to reach that goal is to stop unwanted litters that create even more homeless pets. The Spay Shuttle takes the services directly to the pet owners in their communities, which is very effective in increasing the number of spay and neuter procedures. We are thrilled to help get the new shuttle rolling, and I encourage everyone to pitch in, so we can continue the important work of the Young-Williams’ Spay Shuttle.

Dr. Eric Barton

The new shuttle, which will cost $367,000, will help us provide more low-cost and convenient spay/neuter surgeries to the community and help prevent the birth of unwanted animals – up to 30,000 homeless pets in Knoxville every year.

We are grateful for all the donors and supporters who helped us raise the first $90,000. Now, we’re challenging the community in this season of giving to match Dr. Barton’s donation and help us raise another $45,000 by the end of 2019 to get us one-third of the way toward the cost of a new Spay Shuttle.