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Young-Williams Animal Center to resume spay/neuter services, continue curbside adoptions

Under Phase One of the Knox County Health Department’s reopening plan, Young-Williams Animal Center will resume public spay/neuter services and continue with the modified adoption process. The Phased Reopening by the local Health...

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BISSELL Pet Foundation Assists Shelters Across the Country with Reduced Adoption Fees by...

120 Animal Shelters to Participate in a National Empty the Shelters adoption special May 9-17 If there is a silver lining in the wake...

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Impact Happens Everyday in Many Ways

One of my favorite quotes is by Margaret Mead, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." In my role at Young-Williams Animal...

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In East Tennessee, it’s not all that uncommon to see a loose hound running around. Priscilla’s days were probably filled with sun bathing,...

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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...