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Help Young-Williams Meet Its 2022 Secret Santa Challenge

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Young-Williams Animal Center must be on Santa’s nice list this

Holiday Gift Guide to Support Pets

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The holiday shopping season is upon us. For many people

Shop to Support: Help us UnLEASH joy this holiday season

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‘Tis the season…for SHOPPING! While you are making your lists

2022 Cause for Paws

  Click here to open the 2022 Cause for Paws

Help Senior Pets Find Homes

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Adopt a senior dog Adopt a senior cat Puppies and

Help us Make a Dog’s Day this October with Subaru

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KNOXVILLE, Tennessee – According to the ASPCA®, each year approximately

BISSELL Pet Foundation Announces Fall “Empty the Shelters” event

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – BISSELL Pet Foundation is doing its part

Petco Love Stories 2022

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Petco Love Stories celebrates — and returns — the love

Beagle Updates

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Donate to help the beagles and other pets in crisis!

Protect your pet this July Fourth

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How to keep your pets safe during July Fourth celebrations.

Make a Difference for Dorito-Cheeto

Words can’t do justice to the impact your gift could

How Young-Williams Animal Center is achieving extraordinary outcomes

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  It wasn’t that long ago that Young-Williams Animal Center

Statement from Janet Testerman, CEO of Young-Williams Animal Center

Earlier this year, our community shared in our sorrow and

Start a new career, save lives

Young-Williams Animal Center is hiring driven leaders to direct the

$25 Adoptions Thanks to the Bissell Pet Foundation “Empty the Shelters” Event!

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BISSELL Pet Foundation Sponsor Reduced Adoption Fees Across the Country

Kitten season is here!

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Did you know? Cats are seasonal breeders. This means that

Adoption Enriches More Lives Than One

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When Mr. Jones came into the shelter and met Bean,

Happy outcomes, thanks to PetSmart Charities and our Animal Haven Program

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We are so grateful to PetSmart Charities for awarding Young-Williams

Statement from Young-Williams Animal Center management

Re: Knoxville Police Department Animal Control statement (linked here) Earlier

Abandoned dog that captured Knoxville’s heart succumbs to illness

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Young-Williams Animal Center announced today that Bridget, the female dog

Update from Young-Williams Animal Center

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Young-Williams Animal Center is aware that a rare rabbit disease,

Six Bunny Facts

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Did you know that we adopt out more than just

Remembering PJ…

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In 2004, a kitten was adopted from Young-Williams Animal Center.

A Christmas Miracle…

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‘Tis the season of giving – may it be the

A time for compassion…

A time for compassion and outreach for our stray and

The Gift of a Second Chance

When Mouse arrived at Young-Williams Animal Center with her siblings,

Show Your Support for Homeless Pets This Holiday Season

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  As the end of another year approaches, we can’t

YOUNG-WILLIAMS ANIMAL CENTER RECEIVES $60,000 GRANT FROM PETSMART CHARITIES® TO HELP KEEP PETS AND PEOPLE TOGETHER

Young-Williams Animal Center received a $60,000 grant from PetSmart Charities

Caring ‘fospice’ pet parent creates bucket list for shelter dog diagnosed with cancer

On a mid-summer day this year, a senior dog arrived

Shelter’s longest-term resident moves into forever home

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At Young-Williams Animal Center, our staff and volunteers believe every

Bissell Pet Foundation Announces Fall “Empty the Shelters” Event Oct. 4-10

Young-Williams Animal Center part of 180+ shelters participating in national event

For a limited time: free pet vaccines during spay/neuter surgeries.

Petco Love and Young-Williams Animal Center Aim to Stop the

Help Us Clear the Shelters on September 18th-waived fee adoptions with financial donation pets 6mo and older.

Young-Williams Animal Center will seek to “Clear the Shelters” on

The Adventures of Pia

If you’ve ever met a husky, you know they are

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

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

Calling Young-Williams adopters! Share your story to help us earn $100,000 (and you get some cool stuff, too!)

Have you adopted a pet from Young-Williams Animal Center? Share

The Grey Muzzle Organization Grant Helps Senior Pets Like Mimi

Old dogs have something to wag about this summer, as

The Healing Power of Compassion

Slash is no stranger to life on the streets. For

Valentina

Well Worth the Wait Valentina’s first home was a farm

Young-Williams Animal Center reaches critical capacity for dogs and cats

Young-Williams Animal Center has reached critical capacity for dogs and

 BISSELL Pet Foundation Announces Summer 2021 “Empty the Shelters”

Young-Williams Animal Center to participate in national event BISSELL Pet

Katie Needs a Home

Katie Needs a Home. As the municipal shelter for both

Rex

Rex Each year, thousands of animals come through our doors.

Driving Health for Pets & People into Vulnerable Communities

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Remote Area Medical has received a

Azog

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A Little Compassion Goes a Long Way One sick cat’s

Volunteer Appreciation Month!

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Every year, hundreds of volunteers generously give their time to

Feeling Lucky

Snuggled up on a warm blanket, Beowulf the cat knows

Young-Williams Animal Center celebrates 100,000 spay/neuter milestone with free surgeries for 100 pets

Young-Williams Animal Center reached a milestone of 100,000 spay and

Ruthie

Back in September, a tiny cat was found all by

Young-Williams Animal Center kicks off 14th annual Mardi Growl with T-shirt design contest

Young-Williams Animal Center’s 14th annual Mardi Growl celebration has started

Target Circle donation exceeds $4,000

Young-Williams Animal Center, thanks to the community’s support, has received

A Purr-fect Ending

In March, Holly’s human passed away, and the pandemic began.

Young-Williams Animal Center seeks to ‘Empty the Shelters’ with BISSELL Pet Foundation’s ‘Holiday Hope’

Adoption event held nationwide finds forever homes for homeless pets

Digital Angel Tree

This year, our angel trees look a little different but

Target Circle Community Voting

Thank You! Thanks to shoppers like you, Young-Williams Animal Center

Holiday Giving

This year, building and strengthening bonds has been more important

COVID-19 updates from Young-Williams Animal Center

Young-Williams Animal Center continues to closely monitor the situation surrounding

Young-Williams Animal Center offers $25 adoptions to ‘Empty the Shelters’ with BISSELL Pet Foundation

Fall adoption event takes place nationwide Oct. 1-4 to find

A Furry Tale of Compassion

Hello non-fur people. My name is Tess. I appreciate you

Young-Williams Animal Center to ‘Clear the Shelters’ with discounted adoptions in August

Young-Williams Animal Center will seek to “Clear the Shelters” in

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

Summer adoption event takes place nationwide July 10-12 to find

Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

Keep your pets safe during July 4 celebrations! Fireworks and

Small but Mighty

It was 5:30 on a Friday night when we got

Young-Williams Animal Center receives $17,610 grant from BISSELL Pet Foundation to reduce homeless pet population in Knoxville

Young-Williams Animal Center recently was awarded a $17,610 grant from

National Foster a Pet Month: Foster Highlight

Bringing an animal into your home has an incredible impact

New Program “Rounds Up” Change for Homeless Pets

What kind of impact can your spare change have? We

2020 Petco Foundation Foster Hero Nominee: Rachel Erath

The call for help came in the wee hours of

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

Under Phase One of the Knox County Health Department’s reopening

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

120 Animal Shelters to Participate in a National Empty the

Impact Happens Everyday in Many Ways

One of my favorite quotes is by Margaret Mead, “Never

Priscilla

In East Tennessee, it’s not all that uncommon to see

Amunet

Every year, between April and September thousands of kittens are

Good Sam Dog Update

Remember Good Sam Dog? She is now Daphne and well

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

Young-Williams Animal Center is on board for the BISSELL Pet

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

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

COVID-19 updates from Young-Williams Animal Center

Young-Williams Animal Center continues to closely monitor the situation surrounding

COVID-19 Statement from Young-Williams Animal Center

Young-Williams Animal Center is closely watching the situation surrounding the

Good Sam

On Monday, January 13, 2020, the unthinkable happened. In the

Saving the Alcoa Overpass Pup

Young-Williams Animal Center is saddened and outraged to learn of

Challenging the Community for a New Spay Shuttle

Dr. Eric Barton, founder of the Angels Over America Foundation,

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

Young-Williams Animal Center will move its Lost and Found department,

YWAC Spotlight on Cindy

Cindy is our wonderful surgical coordinator for our public spay/

YWAC Employee Spotlight: Wyatt

Meet Wyatt our Animal Care Specialist! He’s a wonderful human

‘No-kill’ status is a feat to be celebrated!

‘No-kill’ status is a feat to be celebrated! Young-Williams Animal

BISSELL Pet Foundation Sponsors Nationwide Empty the Shelters Event to Save Lives

Over 100 shelters in the U.S. & Canada will offer

Meet Nichole! YWAC Employee Spotlight

Meet our talented, smart, witty, fantastic boss Nichole, who’s our

YWAC Employee Spotlight-Hannah

  Meet our incredibly talented, smart, witty, and fun Visual

Young-Williams Animal Center to compete for $50,000 in national challenge

Young-Williams Animal Center could win $50,000 in the national Fund

Celebrate ‘St. Pet-ricks Day’ with $17 adult dog adoptions this weekend

March 15, through Sunday, March 17, the adoption fee for

Employee Spotlight! Meet Tammie

Tammie is our wonderful director of finance who is thorough,

Parade, pet party set for Saturday, March 2 in downtown Knoxville 

  Hundreds of dogs and their human companions will stroll

Young-Williams Animal Center receives surprise $750,000 grant from Petco Foundation

  Today, Young-Williams Animal Center celebrated a surprise Valentine’s Day

YWAC Employee Spotlight! Meet Lisa

Lisa is someone who can brighten a room! She’s been

Young-Williams Animal Center completes space-doubling renovation thanks to PetSmart Charities and community support for dog ‘sleepovers’

This week, Young-Williams Animal Center completed much-needed space additions to

YWAC Employee Spotlight- Corey

Meet our incredibly talented, smart, kind funny and hard-working staff

YOUNG-WILLIAMS ANIMAL CENTER WILL BE REPRESENTED IN ANIMAL PLANET’S PUPPY BOWL XV AIRING SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd!

Over 90 Adoptable Puppies Compete for Most Valuable Puppy (MVP)

Young-Williams Animal Center shelter pets want a ‘Home for the Pawlidays’

  Make Christmas a holiday to remember with a new

YWAC Employee Spotlight- Sophie

Sophie is our development manager, incredible friend, and an extremely

YWAC Employee Spotlight

 Meet Karissa! Our Assistant Placement Coordinator who helps save dozens of

Young-Williams Animal Center to ‘Empty the Shelter’ with $20 adoptions

Saturday, Dec. 1, event sponsored by BISSELL Pet Foundation  

Black Fur-day’ is back with name-your-price adoptions at Young-Williams Animal Center

Find a furry companion and be thankful all year round

Employee Spotlight-Jenifer!

It is an honor to introduce our next employee, YWAC

Young-Williams Animal Center Employee Spotlight

Meet Kyla! She’s worked with YWAC Spay/ Neuter solutions teams

Young-Williams Employee Spotlight

We would like to introduce Lora Branum! She’s been with

PetSmart Charities’ grants help Young-Williams Animal Center keep pets with owners, boost space

Young-Williams Animal Center has received nearly $50,000 in grants from

Young-Williams Employee Spotlight!

Meet Tammy Copland, a 14 year veteran of Young-Williams Animal

The Healing Power of love

Check out these incredible stories on the Banfield Foundation’s Website

Young-Williams Animal Center to Participate in ‘Clear The Shelters’ adoption event

https://www.wbir.com/article/news/local/clear-the-shelters-find-your-new-forever-friend-on-aug-18/51-576597564    

Waggin’ Wednesday: Maizie

Hiya, there! My name is Maizie. Recently I found myself

Waggin’ Wednesday: Spit

Hello! My name is Spit, and I’m here to tell

Young-Williams Animal Center equips Animal Control officers with tools to reunite lost pets and owners

2018-07-19 Young-Williams Animal Center – News Sentinel – microchip scanners

Young-Williams Animal Center to open earlier, add ‘quiet time’ for animals.

Young-Williams Animal Center continues to make changes aimed at benefiting

Young-Williams Animal Center at ‘critical capacity’ for dogs

  Young-Williams Animal Center currently is at critical capacity for

Young-Williams Animal Center announces lower adoption fees

With the goal to increase adoptions and save more animal

Hundreds of dogs will be on the prowl for Mardi Growl!

Parade, pet party set for Saturday, March 3 in downtown

RAM, Young-Williams Animal Center, and Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley teaming up to provide free care to area pets

RAM, Young-Williams Animal Center, and Humane Society of the Tennessee

Young-Williams close to achieving ‘no-kill’ status.

More animals made it out of the Young-Williams Animal Center

Cat Owners should “Beat the Heat” before spring with Young-Williams Animal Center’s spay/neuter campaign

Sponsored by PetSmart Charities®, “Beat the Heat” provides $20 spay

Young-Williams Animal Center announces end-of-year adoption special

   All pet adoptions, excluding puppies, are free through Dec.

Young-Williams Animal Center set for this Sunday, Nov. 5

Don’t miss out on a free and furry good time!

Overview of managed intake policy:

In August, Young-Williams Animal Center achieved a 91 percent save

Young-Williams Animal Center partners with Tails of the Trail

 Shelter dogs get exercise, socialization on hikes with public participants

Evacuated pets to arrive at Young-Williams Animal Center in wake of Hurricane Irma

On Monday, Sept. 11, at 5 p.m., Young-Williams Animal Center

Young-Williams Animal Center hosts free seminar with ‘Target Zero’

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  Young-Williams Animal Center partnered with Target Zero to host

Young-Williams Animal Center offers $20 spay/neuter surgeries throughout the month of August

Young-Williams Animal Center will offer low-cost $20 spay/neuter surgeries for

Young-Williams Events 7/17-7/22

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1.Dance the night away to support our community’s homeless pets!

Gracie’s Story

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When Gracie came to our shelter two weeks ago, she

Why 4th of July Is No Picnic For Pets—And 7 Tips To Keep Them Safe

Why 4th of July Is No Picnic For Pets—And 7

Young-Williams Animal Center announces ‘Pet-riotic’ adoption special

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 Adoption fees for all adult and kittens July 1-3 are

The Dog Flu Has Reached Knoxville—What You Need To Know

The Dog Flu Has Reached Knoxville—What You Need To Know

Furry Fall Festival coming up Nov. 5! Save The Date!

An upcoming festival hosted by the Young-Williams Animal Center will

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The Story of Apollo

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In January Apollo’s owner passed away. This precious pup was brought

What is an open-admission facility? Young-Williams Animal Center explains

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 An open-intake shelter is a haven for the hundreds of

Young-Williams hosting wine fundraiser

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Visit us at the 6400 Kingston Pike, Young-Williams Animal Village

‘Saving Pets Challenge’ to benefit Young-Williams Animal Center

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   Shelter competing to win $50,000 from Michelson Found Animals

April is Heartworm Awarness month- protect your pet

 learn more from: https://www.heartwormsociety.org/pet-owner-resources/heartworm-basics What is heartworm disease? Heartworm disease

Young-Williams Animal Center selects director of shelter operations and director of finance

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Young-Williams Animal Center has named Nichole Boudreau as director of

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Help YWAC purchase a new x-ray machine!

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We need a new x-ray machine! A very generous donor

Young-Williams Animal Center Spay/Neuter Solutions exceeds 60,000 surgeries

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Knoxville nonprofit works to end pet overpopulation   Young-Williams Animal

Bring Your Furry Friend to our 10th Annual Mardi Growl!

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Put your best foot, and furry friend’s paw forward for

Sponsored by PetSmart Charities® “Beat the Heat” provides $20 spay surgeries for female cats

Warmer weather may still  be months away, but Young-Williams Animal

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Grayson Subaru sponsors ‘Home for the Holidays’ adoption special at Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley, Blount County Animal Center and Young-Williams Animal Center

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 Animal welfare agencies partner to increase adoptions Young-Williams Animal Center,

A Secret Santa Supports Young-Williams Animal Center

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Young-Williams has a Secret Santa who is matching dollar-for -dollar

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Young-Williams Animal Center and Grayson Subaru Partner to “Share the Love” and Find Homes for Knoxville’s Homeless Pets

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Adoption fees reduced for three-day weekend Dec 2-4 Young-Williams Animal

Young-Williams Animal Center hosts ‘Black Friday’ adoption special

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Fees reduced to $25 a pet to promote forever homes

Young-Williams Animal Center receives $500,000 grant from the Petco Foundation

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        Young-Williams Animal Center was awarded a

Fashion For Fido

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Adopt A Senior Pet Month

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Senior pets are super—that’s why we’re thrilled that November is

Join us for free family fun!

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Young- Williams Furry Fall Festival On Sunday, Nov. 6, pet

Join us for Howl-o-ween

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Start your Halloween weekend with a howling good time. Join

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Young-Williams Animal Center offers $20 adoptions and spay/neuter for pit bull mixes

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Special price coincides with Pit Bull Awareness Month, ‘Pumpkins and

A Cause for Paws raises nearly $60,000 for homeless pets

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It was a perfect, breezy night at A Cause for

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‘Demo-cats’ and ‘Re-pup-licans’ adoption special marks Dogs in Politics Day at Young-Williams Animal Center

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       Fees for adult and senior dogs and

Governor Bill Haslam Proclaims Tennessee Week for the Animals September 17-25, 2016!

(Nashville, TN) Animal World USA is pleased to announce that

Keep your tailgate pet friendly

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Tailgating has become one of America’s favorite pastimes, so why

September Fundraisers

Julie Poole Photography- September 3 – December 4 Get professional

Help Make Young- Williams Animal Center’s Holiday Wishes Come True

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Adopters are invited to share how their adopted pet changed

Young-Williams Animal Center hosts week long National Dog Day adoption event

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Adoption fees reduced to make room in shelter   Young-Williams

The Young-Williams Animal Center board of directors has appointed Janet Testerman as interim CEO.

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Testerman is a longtime supporter of the shelter, serving on

‘Cherish Your Chihuahua’ campaign offers $20 spay/neuter surgeries at Young-Williams Animal Center in August

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PetSmart Charities® sponsors discounted procedures, free nail trim for Chihuahuas

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Help Us Save Lives Today!

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Young-Williams is excited to announce that we are participating in

What To Do if You Lose A Pet

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  Pet owners should come in person to look for

July Fundraisers!

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FIVE Bar Cocktail Party – July 7th 5 PM Join

YWAC Cat-a-palooza Continues

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Is a new feline friend on your radar? You won’t

Become an Adoption Ambassador– Find Homes for the Homeless

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Gracie and her puppies were fostered last year. Their foster

Keep Pets Safe All Summer

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Don’t walk your dog during the day’s highest heat and

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June Fundraisers

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Bluetique June 4th 11 AM – 2 PM, 10% of

What To Do If You Lose Your Pet

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Most families with pets will at some point experience the anguish

Young-Williams Animal Center celebrates ‘Cinco De Gato’ with cat special

Strata-G and Young-Williams Animal Center are partnering to help more

Shelter Received Grant from ASPCA® Young-Williams Animal Center Launches Adoption Ambassador Program

Young-Williams Animal Center received a grant by the ASPCA® (The

May Fundraising Events!

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Thinking of changing the atmosphere in your home or office

‘Spring Into Shelter’ Adoption Event Kicks off April 20, 2016

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Spring has officially arrived in East Tennessee, and Young-Williams Animal

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April Fundraising Events

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Join us for the Urban Bar’s Puppy Party on Sunday,

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March Fundraising Events

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– Having back pain? Visit West Knoxville Chiropractic! They’ll donate

Let the good times roll: Register for the 9th annual Mardi Growl pet parade today

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At Young-Williams Animal Center, we’re busy planning the 9th annual

Cat Owners Should “Beat the Heat” Before Spring with Young-Williams Animal Center’s spay/neuter campaign

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  Sponsored by PetSmart Charities®, “Beat the Heat” provides $20

Sunny’s Doggy Diary – She’s Adoptable!

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Meet Sunny, a 1-year-old female retriever/hound mix who loves to

PetSmart Charities Sponsors $20 “Happy Neuter Year” Surgeries

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 28, 2015) – Young-Williams Animal Center wants

Elrod’s Doggy Diary – He’s Adoptable!

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Elrod is a 1-year-old Terrier mix who is as cute

Thank You to Our Outgoing Board Members!

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Alabaster’s Kitty Clip – He’s Been Adopted!

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Alabaster is a 5-year-old male domestic shorthair mix with tons

Support Our Pets Simply by Shopping!

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When you shop at Kroger you can help fur babies

Porter’s Doggy Diary – He’s Been Adopted!

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Meet Porter, a 6-year-old Mastiff/Chinese Shar-Pei mix. Porter is such

Lado’s Kitty Clip – He’s Been Adopted!

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Cute little Lado is a 2-month-old domestic shorthair mix kitten

Chance’s Doggy Diary – He’s Been Adopted!

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Chance is a 1-year-old male Pit Bull mix who has

Help Our Pets Simply by Shopping!

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When you shop at Kroger you can help fur babies

Young-Williams Announces Angel Tree Project

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Young-Williams Animal Center has launched their Angel Tree program to

Discs for Dogs

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Purchase a Frisbee for your best buddy at any Froyoz

PUP of the Month Photo Contest

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Our volunteer is helping this cute Chihuahua mix prep for

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Treat Your Pets Right at Hallowween

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Halloween Safety Tips for Pet Parents One of the joys

Help Our Pets Simply By Shopping!

When you shop at Kroger you can help fur babies

FFF Banner

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Celebrate Pit Bull Awareness Month

Young-Williams Animal Center is celebrating National Pit Bull Awareness Month

Send Us a Pix of Your Pit

Join Young-Williams Animal Center in supporting the Animal Farm Foundation’s

Veterinarian Pet Memorial Program

As a 501-(c)(3) organization, we rely on charitable donations to

Events & News

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  Friday, Sept 25–Mayor’s 9th Annual Senior Appreciation Fair at

What do to if your pet is lost

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Most families with pets will at some point experience the

Fido and Fireworks Don’t Mix: Keep your pets safe over the July 4 holiday

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Loud, crowded events with fireworks are no fun for pets. 

Zumbathon to Benefit Young-Williams Animal Center

 Take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and

News & Events for Young-Williams Animal Center

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Just in time for the heat, Rita’s Italian Ice in Market

Pet Safety Tips for Summer Fun

Enjoying summer’s warmer weather? Whether you are spending time at

Start off on the Right Paw; Pet Parents Summer Safety Guide

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Can you feel it? Can you smell it? At last-

RECORD NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS EXPECTED FOR 8th ANNUAL MARDI GROWL

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March of Furry Friends Supports Young-Williams Animal Center With more

The Paw-ty has already started!

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Join us for the fun at Mardi Growl 2015 on

SAVE THE DATE-Mardi Growl Pet Parade and Party 2015

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Cold Weather Pet Care Tips

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With a cold front on its way bringing much colder

Fall in Love with Felines!!

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Join us in celebrating National Cat Day by adopting a

Knox Corn Maze at Gilreath Farms

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Knox Corn Maze at Gilreath Farms presents Young-Williams Animal Center

Furry Fall Festival Sunday Oct. 26th, 12pm-3pm

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Join us this Sunday for our Furry Fall Festival! Sunday

ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon presented by Subaru

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Spay’ghetti Dinner

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Join us for a Spay’ghetti Dinner on Sunday September 21st

Meet our Veterinarian

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Dr. Jennifer Armstrong is now the Director of Shelter Medicine

Post-op Licking :: How to stop it!

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Help! My pet is licking post-op! How much licking is

Missy’s adoption update….one month later!

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Our family has talked about adopting a dog for a

Is there a waiting list for spay/neuter surgeries? NO!

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How can I get on the waiting list? We get

Volunteers of the Month :: Lauren LeBlanc and Tony Radar

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Lauren LeBlanc, and her husband Tony Radar have become a

It’s Kitten-palooza time!

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Spay/Neuter Blog

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What is the difference between the S/N Clinic @ Village

Celebrity Bartender

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Join us this Thursday, 6pm, at Armada Bar, 116 S.

Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

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June is National Adopt a Shelter Cat month and we

Volunteer of the Month :: Susan Dravecky

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Every day that Susan Dravecky starts her volunteer shift in

Drink Wine and Help Shelter Pets

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There’s a new restaurant in town and they love pets! 

How do you appreciate your pet?

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June 2nd-8th is National Pet Appreciation Week and we are

Foster Feature :: Shelly Claiborne

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Shelly does a great job fostering and we are thankful

Pet-riotic Adoption Specials for Memorial Day!

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Metro Pulse Best of Knoxville 2014

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Go pick up today’s Metro Pulse magazine!  You can check

Foster Feature :: Anna Buckman

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Today we are featuring our foster, Anna Buckman, who has

Happy Hound needs a home!

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Meet Ellie at 3201 Division Street, Knoxville, TN 37919 daily

10 signs of cancer in animals

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May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month and our own Director

Foster Feature :: Brittani Perez

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Brittani is one of our great fosters and we just

Foster Feature :: McDonald Family

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We at Young-Williams Animal Center are very fortunate to have

Upcoming Events

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It’s that time of the year where everyone wants to

Spay/Neuter Public Service Announcement

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Check out this great Public Service Announcement by WBIR’s John

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Volunteer of the Month :: April 2014

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Volunteering for any organization takes some level of commitment. Ray

Foster of the Month :: March 2014

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Sophie Nguyen has only been fostering for Young-Williams for ten

Ariel :: Animal Compassion Fund recipient

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When a Chihuahua was found abandoned in a shed with

Thank you to our Mardi Growl 2014 Sponsors!!

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Young-Williams Animal Center would like to thank the following sponsors

mardi growl 2014 registration banner

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Foster of the Month :: Jeannine

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I started volunteering at YWAC in 2007 and took home

Best Friends Story :: Koda

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If you have ever had doubts about the temperament of

Volunteers Make A Difference

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  Volunteers are very important members of the Young-Williams Animal

Santa Paws

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Don’t forget to get your pets photo made with Santa.

Cyndi McCall: YWAC’s Volunteer of the Month!!

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Just as every animal that comes through Young-Williams Animal Center

A Message from our CEO, Jeff Ashin

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This month, I am honored to say, marks my one-year

A YWAC Best Friends Story

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For those who have experienced the contentment of adopting a

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Volunteer Slider 2013

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Furry Fall Festival 2013! Sunday, October 6th

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Mark your calendars for an afternoon of fun, food and

Young-Williams in the News!

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    Young-Williams Animal Center is very lucky to have

PetCo Adoption Event!

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  YWAC is having a weekend off-site adoption event at

Strutting our Stuff!

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Come join Young-Williams and Suzani Styles to celebrate the Dog

Spay/Neuter Solutions August Special!

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During the month of August, our Spay/Neuter Solutions program is

Best Friends Forever!

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Jennifer’s Story Above all else, Jennifer, a former intern at

YWAC Online Store

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Young-Williams Animal Center now has an online store with retail

Extended Cat Adoption Promotion!

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Due to the increased intake of cats and kittens, YWAC

Join our YWAC Alumni Celebration!

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The Urban Bar & Corner Cafe is hosting a Celebration

A Message from our CEO, Jeff Ashin

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     When the temperature rises every year, so do the

Cathey Beard: Foster Parent of the Month!

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Featured Foster: Cathey Beard After Cathey’s cat ran away two

Central Flats and Taps is going to the Dogs!

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Join us for a dog-friendly fundraising event for Young-Williams Animal

Hard Knox Roller Derby to Benefit YWAC!

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Need something exciting to boost your Saturday night adrenaline? The

Dine Out for YWAC!

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Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 6th to have dinner

Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty!

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June is officially “Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month!   And what’s a better

Bark in The Park 2013

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Come celebrate the 19th annual “Bark in the Park” with

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

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How will you celebrate Memorial Day weekend? Young-Williams Animal Center

Lemonade Stand! Sat, May 25th!

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Saturday, March 25th 11:00am until 2:00pm Sunoco Woodsmith Market 2240 Woods Smith

Paws Among the Blooms!

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Knox PAWS matches eligible seniors with adoptable pets. Research indicates

Join Team YWAC for the Heart Walk!

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  On Sunday, Sept 29th, Tiberius and I will be

Free Baseball Tickets with Adoptions!

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When you adopt a pet on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, you

$10 Rabies Vaccinations!

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The Knox County Health Department is hosting their annual Rabies

Moose on the Loose!

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Welcome to Moose on the Loose Books “Moose on the

2013 H.A.L.T. Spring Session

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Dogs from the 2013 spring session of the HALT (Humans

YWAC’s Pet Food Pantry

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Young-Williams Animal Center’s Pet Food Assistance program is a special

YWAC Christmas Ornaments!

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The ornaments have arrived! They are available at both locations!

Our 2013 “Wish List”!

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Need ideas for donations to YWAC? The following are items

YWAC Adoptions at PetCo!

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      Bearden has a new PetCo and they

Here Kitty Kitty!

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Young-Williams Animal Center is continuing our reduced adoption fees for

Paws to Celebrate this Friday, Nov 30th!

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Come to YWAC on Friday, November 30th between 12:30 and

Adopt A Senior Pet Month!

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November is Adopt-A-Senior Pet Month and YWAC is celebrating our

Important Announcement! Please Read!

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On Wednesday, November 7th, YWAC and the Village will be

Santa Paws Pictures!

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Just in time for the holidays! Have your 4-legged friend’s

Elect to Adopt!

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The presidential election might be over by Thursday, November 7th,

Happy Howl-o-Ween Adoption Free-for-All!

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Happy Halloween! No tricks~Just treat yourself to a new Best

October Neuter Specials!

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Let’s Hear it for the Boys! During the month of

YWAC supports Pets for Patriots!

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          What is Pets for Patriots?

2012 Furry Fall Festival!

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Mark your calendars for YWAC’s 2012 Furry Fall Festival on

Pet Loss Support Groups at UTCVM!

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Please check out the following flyers about two new upcoming

“Fall In Love” Weekend: Sept 22-23, 2012

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Please join us in celebrating the beginning of the fall

Celebrating Seniors!

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On Friday, Sept 21st, Our county mayor (and avid supporter!),

Got a Dirty Dog?

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Pups and Pals is hosting a “Rescue Round-up Grooming Day”

Patriot’s Day, Sept 11th!

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Tomorrow is Patriot’s Day! Young-Williams Animal Center is saluting our

Celebrate Grandparents Day @YWAC!

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This Sunday, September 9th, is National Grandparents Day! Young-Williams Animal Center

Meet Us at Mast General Store!

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To help celebrate 1st Friday Festivities in Downtown Knoxville, YWAC

Very Important Message! Please Read!

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Young-Williams Animal Center’s dog and puppy adoption areas at 3201

Oct is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month

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      Also, Check out these fantastic new t-shirts

Big Orange Tail Gate Party! Sat, Aug 25th!

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YWAC is kicking off UT Football Season with our Big

“Say Cheese~I’m Adopted!”

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On Saturday, October 20th, Doug Wood of Fox43 will be

Order Your “Zoey” Books Here!

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Zoey and John take a walk every day and meet

September 100K Challenge Events!

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Young-Williams Animal Center is one of 50 Contestants in 2012

Read to The Animals Saturday 8/11

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Grab your favorite bedtime story and wear your PJ’s! YWAC

100K Kick-Off Car Wash!

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The Kiwanis Club of Norwood and Puleo’s Grille are hosting

August 1st is the 100K Challenge Kick-Off!

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Young-Williams Animal Center is one of 50 Contestants in 2012

Primp Your Pit in August!

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Do you have a pit-bull terrier or pit-bull mix? If

Primp Your Pit

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Must Love Cats!

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Everyday is 2’s Day!   Have you been considering adopting

Gearing up for the ASPCA 100K Challenge!

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YWAC will Save More Lives by Competing in the Challenge!

Hard Knox Roller Derby Fundraiser!

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  On Saturday, July 7th, The Hard Knox Roller Girls

Introducing Four Paws Handbook!

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Four Paws: Handbook for a Pet-Friendly Community is for the

Eat Great Food; Donate to YWAC!

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We have a fabulous opportunity to raise money for Young-Williams

Blue Coast Burrito Grill Fundraiser!

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Enjoy a delicious meal and support Young-Williams Animal Center! You

Knoxville’s Top Dog Contest!

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Do You Own Knoxville’s Top Dog? Julie Poole Photography is

Must Love Cats Adoption Specials!

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We’re Crazy about our Cats! Beginning Monday, June 11th, Young-Williams

PetCo’s National Adoption Weekend!

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On Saturday, June 9th, YWAC will have adoptable animals at

Pet Stylist Super Show!

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Pet Stylists Super Show May 31 – June 3, 2012

Walk & Wag 2013

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Make plans to join the fun on Saturday, June 1st

Think Adoption First!

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  Young-Williams Animal Center and PetCo of Farragut will be

Bark in the Park 2012

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The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley is presenting it’s

Children’s Festival of Reading

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Knox County Public Library is hosting the Children’s Festival of

Are You My Mother?

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Kitten and Adult Cat Adoption Special has been extended! Beginning

Rabies Clinics begin May 5th!

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The Knox County Health Department Annual Rabies Clinics begin this

We made it!

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Dr. Michael Blackwell, administrator, Young-Williams Animal Center, Knoxville Thanks to

Dog Rescue and Relief Award!

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We at potty-train-dogs.com truly admire those who dedicate time out

ASPCA 100k Slider CR

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H.A.L.T. Program Update!

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Once again, five dogs from YWAC will be participating in

ASPCA Slider 2

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Help Young-Williams Animal Center move to the second round in

PetSafe Training Demos!

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The PetSafe Village trainer, Mike Shafer, will be visiting four

ASPCA Voting Slider

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Hillbilly 66 Kar & Bike Kruise-In

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HILLBILLY 66 KAR & BIKE KRUISE-IN Saturday, May 5th at

Spare the Big Air Challenge!

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Smoky Mountain Dock Dogs and Earth Day 2012 in Oak

100K Challenge! We need YOUR help!

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Help YWAC win the Community Engagement Award from the  ASPCA

St. CAT-Tricks Day Celebration!

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St Cat-Tricks Day! March 12-17th, 2012   A chance to

Garden Montesorri Rummage Sale!

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Mark Your Calendars Now! Garden Montesorri School on Garden Drive

Slideshow Slider #7 (# of Animals)

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For the Love of Furries!

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This Valentine’s Day, Young-Williams would like to invite you to

Slideshow slider #5 (Beat the Heat)

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Slideshow Slider #6 (Mardi Growl)

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Beat the Heat!

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Beat the Heat with a $20 Spay for Female Cats!

30,000th Spay Celebrated!

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  Young-Williams Animal Center Celebrates 30,000th Spay/Neuter Surgery   30,000th

Update on Spay/Neuter Programs!

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YOUNG-WILLIAMS ANNOUNCES AGGRESSIVE SPAY/NEUTER PROGRAM AIMED AT SIGNIFICANTLY DECREASING KNOXVILLE’S

Spay and Neuter Made Easy!

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Help is on the way for some financially strapped pet

Update on Kassidy: An Important Message from Dr. Blackwell

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Earlier this month, Young-Williams Animal Center announced that Kassidy, a

Year End Tax-Savings and Life-Saving Opportunity!

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Before 2012’s Father Time strolls away and 2013’s New Year’s

Small Pets 101

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The University of Tennessee Vet School and Oxbow Animal Health

FREE Adoptions!

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As of Wednesday, December 21st, ALL of the adult dogs

Happy Holidays!

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Meet Panda! Panda came to the animal shelter when he

Become a Furry Friend!

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  When you become a “Furry Friend”, your $75.00 donation

Update on Kassidy, the pregnant Lab

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In further assessing our options and the shelter’s obligations under

Walkway of Life

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With a donation of $100, you can honor a family

Home for the Holidays!

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Breeanna Brown, the placement coordinator for Young-Williams Animal Center, has

Adoption Gift Certificates!

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With the holidays approaching, it’s time to ponder what to

S.A.V.E.S. Fund

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Young-Williams Animal Center is the official animal shelter for Knox

Santa Paws Pictures!

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Just in time for the Holidays! The Friends of Young-Williams

National Shelter Appreciation Week!

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Young-Williams Animal Center is  celebrating National Shelter Appreciation Week November

Pumpkin & Black Licorice Cat Adoption Promotion!

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It’s no Trick! We only have treats at Young-Williams Animal

Dog Days @ Ijams!

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On November 5th, 2011, Ijams is going to the dogs!

Happy Hollerpalooza!

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Come on down to Central Street this Saturday, Oct 22nd,

Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month!!

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In honor of National Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month, we are discounting adult

“Fall” in Love

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In honor of our annual “Furry Fall Festival” on Saturday,

H.A.L.T. Update!

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Shelter to Rescue Group to Forever Home! My name is

K9 Cancer Walk

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  Dogs are part of our families, but our “best

“Movies on Market Square” Has Gone to the Dogs!

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Get Your Lawn Chairs Ready … It’s Movie Time! Movies

Dog Rescue Award!

Dear Young-Williams Animal Center, We at DogBreedsInfo.org are pleased to

Furry Fall Festival!

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Please mark your calendars for the 6th Annual Furry Fall

Black Pearl Event! August 26-28

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Did you know that black dogs are often passed over

Fat Cat Entitlement Program!

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Every Cat is Entitled to Live Like a Fat Cat!

Cat Rescue Award!

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SimplyCatBreeds.org is pleased to present you with a Cat Rescue

Dog Wash Fundraiser August 28th!

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Bark Place Grooming is hosting a Dog Wash Fundraiser for

Priceless Pooches Stimulus Package

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Young-Williams Animal Center currently has a surplus of adult dogs,

YWAC

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America’s Favorite Animal Shelter!

Help Young-Williams Animal Center win the ASPCA’s “America’s Favorite Shelter”

Foster Parents Needed!

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  There are many times that YWAC receives animals that

June: Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

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A Letter From Tinkerbell

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My name is Tinkerbell and I can tell you that

Barlow Needs A Home

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Barlow is about 1.5 years old and has already been

Friends of Young-Williams

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Young-Williams Animal Center has an important partner –  Friends of

YWAC Events: June 2011

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June  2011 Adopt-A-Cat Month When: Wednesday, June 1 to Thursday,

YWAC Events: May 2011

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May 2011 National Pet Week When: Wednesday, May 4 to

YWAC Events: April 2011

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April 2011 American Humane’s Every Day Is Tag Day When:

YWAC Events: March 2011

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March 2011 Pet Loss Support Group When: Tuesday, March 15,

Speak! YWAC News

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The fee to adopt a pet from the Young –

Become A Friend of Young-Williams Animal Center

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Our New Dog Adoption Search at young-williams.org

Young-Williams Animal Center

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Knoxville’s Mardi Growl 2011

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A continual drizzle Saturday could not dampen the spirits of

Adopt other animals

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slideshow #4 Village Link

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