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Every year, between April and September thousands of kittens are born in East Tennessee. Many of these will come to Young-Williams Animal Center at some point in their lives. Last year, 2,028 animals went to...

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Good Sam Dog Update

Remember Good Sam Dog? She is now Daphne and well on the way to recovery.

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Young-Williams Animal Center to ‘Empty the Shelters’ with BISSELL Pet Foundation

Young-Williams Animal Center is on board for the BISSELL Pet Foundation’s emergency “Empty the Shelter” event by offering $25 adoptions for all adult dogs, starting today through April 1. The event is sponsored by the BISSELL Pet Foundation...

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Young-Williams Animal Center to streamline adoptions, pause spay/neuter services due to COVID-19

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...

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Young-Williams Animal Center calls for curbside fosters and donations amid COVID-19 situation

Due to the situation surrounding novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Young-Williams Animal Center has issued an urgent call for adult dog fosters, adoptions, donations and supplies. As an essential business and the official shelter of the city and county, Young-Williams Animal...

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COVID-19 updates from Young-Williams Animal Center

Young-Williams Animal Center continues to closely monitor the situation surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and is updating our response as new information becomes available to ensure the safety and health of our animals, employees, volunteers and visitors.

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COVID-19 Statement from Young-Williams Animal Center

Young-Williams Animal Center is closely watching the situation surrounding the coronavirus. The safety and health of our animals, employees and visitors is our focus, and we appreciate the heartfelt support we have received from the community. We are...

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Good Sam

On Monday, January 13, 2020, the unthinkable happened. In the early morning hours, Knoxville Police Officer Kevin Aguilar heard a commotion then moments later a thud. A puppy had been thrown from an Alcoa Highway overpass, falling nearly 30 feet and...

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Saving the Alcoa Overpass Pup

Young-Williams Animal Center is saddened and outraged to learn of the puppy that was thrown from an overpass on Alcoa Highway. We applaud the Knoxville Police Department (KPD) for its swift and compassionate work to care for...

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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...

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Young-Williams Animal Center to temporarily move intake area due to construction

Young-Williams Animal Center will move its Lost and Found department, which includes both the Pet Intake area and the Pet Resource Center, to a temporary on-site location during...

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YWAC Spotlight on Cindy

Cindy is our wonderful surgical coordinator for our public spay/ n solutions program. She is smart, logical, organized, an exercise guru, fun, and we are lucky to have her!