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The Adventures of Pia

If you’ve ever met a husky, you know they are highly intelligent and thus, have their quirks. Pia is a proud husky and embraces each of the quirks that make her special. Some of her favorite activities...

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Hurricane Ida animal rescues arrive at Young-Williams Animal Center, 100 fosters step up

This week Young-Williams Animal Center accepted 40 animals evacuated from the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. The Humane Society of Louisiana and south central region staff of Best Friends worked together to transport the animals to...

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Young-Williams Animal Center needs emergency fosters for Hurricane Ida rescues and current pets

Young-Williams Animal Center needs new emergency foster families for rescue animals that will arrive via transport because of Hurricane Ida and animals currently in the shelter. Millions of Gulf Coast residents and businesses have...

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Calling Young-Williams adopters! Share your story to help us earn $100,000 (and you...

Have you adopted a pet from Young-Williams Animal Center? Share all the big and small ways your pet has changed your life to help us earn lifesaving funds for our mission from PetcoLove!...

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The Grey Muzzle Organization Grant Helps Senior Pets Like Mimi

Old dogs have something to wag about this summer, as The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants, and dogs at Young-Williams Animal Center are among the winners. Young-Williams was one...

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The Healing Power of Compassion

Slash is no stranger to life on the streets. For some time, he and his owner struggled with stable housing, and, as time went on, both their health declined. Unable to meet Slash’s basic needs for shelter...

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Valentina

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

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...