Beat the Heat! 🌞 Keep Your Pets Cool and Safe When it’s Hot

Happy dog with sunglasses and floating ring

Hello, all you wonderful pet parents out there! 🐾 Are you ready to tackle the heat and keep your furry friends as cool as cucumbers? Yes, we know how much you love and care for your pets, and we’re here to guide you through keeping them safe, comfortable, and happy during those warm weather days. Get ready for some tails-waggin’ … Read More

Celebrate Dog Biscuit Day with Homemade Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Treats!

Celebrate Dog Biscuit Day with Homemade Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Treats! Happy Dog Biscuit Day! Today is the perfect occasion to show some extra love to our furry friends and what better way than with homemade treats? These Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits are not only delicious but are also gentle on your dog’s stomach.     Ingredients – … Read More

Love Your Pet This Valentine’s Day: Spay/Neuter!

Valentine’s Day at Young-Williams Animal Center isn’t just about heart-shaped toys and treats. It’s also about showing love to our pets through responsible pet ownership. One such act of love is deciding to spay or neuter your pet. Visit our Spay/Neuter page to schedule your pet’s appointment today. In the meantime, let’s address some common questions about these important procedures. … Read More

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

BISSELL Pet Foundation Sponsor Reduced Adoption Fees Across the Country Young-Williams Animal Center part of 275+ shelters participating in the spring “Empty the Shelters” event Knoxville, TN —As shelters across the country face overcrowding, BISSELL Pet Foundation is aiming to “Empty the Shelters” by sponsoring reduced adoption fees to $25 from May 2-15. This event will be hosted in more … Read More

Adoption Enriches More Lives Than One

When Mr. Jones came into the shelter and met Bean, he knew it was meant to be. A little over six months later, and little Bean has changed his life. Mr. Jones has had many struggles, suffering from PTSD and depression, but the unconditional love in Bean has changed his life for the better. “Bean has been a life-changer.” says … Read More

Remembering PJ…

In 2004, a kitten was adopted from Young-Williams Animal Center. His family named him “PJ”. We received this beautiful story from PJ’s owners sharing that PJ had recently passed on, and we wanted to share his life with you, our fellow animal lovers. From PJ’s Family: “I am writing this on a very sad day when we lost our beloved … Read More

A Christmas Miracle…

‘Tis the season of giving – may it be the gift of love, time, or boxes of presents! For Noel, Christmas came early when she was given the gift of a fresh start and a second chance. You can help make sure every pet who arrives in need gets the same love and care, no matter what time of year, when … Read More

Meet our Veterinarian

Dr. Jennifer Armstrong is now the Director of Shelter Medicine at YWAC.  She, along with her staff take care of the thousands and thousands of homeless animals that come to Young-Williams. Dr. Jen came to YWAC as an intern while she was finishing up school at University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. “My passion has always been shelter medicine”, says Dr. … Read More