Very Important Message! Please Read!

Young-Williams Animal Center’s dog and puppy adoption areas at 3201 Division St. will be closed through Tuesday, Sept. 4. Dog and puppy adoptions are expected to resume at this location on Saturday, 9/8.

Several dogs at this location have contracted a contagious upper respiratory infection. The shelter’s staff and veterinary team have quarantined the dog adoption area to prevent the spread of infection and are conducting medical testing at this time.

Dog and puppy adoptions are still available at the Young-Williams Animal Village at 6400 Kingston Pike on Bearden Hill, and cat and small mammal adoption areas will remain open at the 3201 Division St. location.

Due to medical testing currently in process, space is extremely limited for incoming animals. While Young-Williams Animal Center never turns away an animal, owners wishing to surrender their pets are encouraged to wait until after Tuesday, if at all possible. Young-Williams Animal Center also provides resources and information that may help struggling pet owners keep their pets when possible. These resources include the Pet Food Pantry, which provides free pet food to pre-approved, low-income pet owners.

To focus resources on caring for the dogs at the shelter, Young-Williams Animal Center has canceled the adoption event scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Big Lots at 4835 N. Broadway.