Due to the Knox County Health Department’s safer-at-home order to stymie the spread of COVID-19, Young-Williams Animal Center will temporarily pause public spay/neuter services and offer a modified adoption process.
The safer-at-home order, which goes into effect Tuesday, March 24, has the support of Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon and Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs and will remain in effect for two weeks.
To protect employees and the public, the shelter will limit occupancy to staff only. No volunteers or visitors will be allowed inside the shelter, located at 3201 Division St., with the exception of emergency visits to reclaim lost pets or pick up supplies from the Pet Resource Center.
“We have made changes based on the safer-at-home order that has been issued to keep our employees as safe as possible at the shelter,” says Janet Testerman, CEO of Young-Williams Animal Center. “We are an essential business under this order, and we want to assure everyone that the animals are still receiving the best care.”
For more information, call 865-215-6599 or visit https://www.young-williams.org/.