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

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

How can I get on the waiting list? We get this question a lot! There IS no waiting list! In fact, if you call our program at (865)215-6677, Monday thru Friday between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm, you can probably an appointment in that same call (unless we are already tied up helping other customers!). Most of the time, your … Read More

Spay/Neuter Blog

What is the difference between the S/N Clinic @ Village and Spay Shuttle?   Sometimes, people ask us what the difference is between the surgeries we provide for the community in our new Spay/Neuter clinic at the Young-Williams Animal Village in Bearden, versus what we do on the Spay Shuttle out in the community. The answer is simple—Wheels and Location! … Read More

Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

June is National Adopt a Shelter Cat month and we are celebrating by trying to get every adoptable cat in our shelter a forever home!  Many of our cats have had their adoption fees sponsored by generous donors and are ready to go home today! Check out all of our available cats and kittens here:  http://www.young-williams.org/cat-adoption-knoxville/

Celebrity Bartender

Join us this Thursday, 6pm, at Armada Bar, 116 S. Central Street in the Old City in Downtown Knoxville, to see our CEO, Jeff Ashin, pouring the drinks and working for tips to benefit the animals at Young-Williams Animal Center!

Volunteer of the Month :: Susan Dravecky

Every day that Susan Dravecky starts her volunteer shift in the YWAC Vet Clinic, she arrives with a huge smile on her face and some yummy treats in hand for the staff. Susan started volunteering at YWAC almost 18 months ago but almost immediately became a valued member of the vet clinic team. “Susan does so much behind the scenes … Read More

How do you appreciate your pet?

June 2nd-8th is National Pet Appreciation Week and we are celebrating all week by encouraging you to post photos to our social media profiles of how you appreciate your pet!  Use #lovemypet to post your photos to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and share your love of your pet with the world! To encourage everyone to participate in National Pet Appreciation … Read More

Drink Wine and Help Shelter Pets

There’s a new restaurant in town and they love pets!  Armada Bar, who specializes in in hand-crafted cocktails and incorporates local ingredients, is hosting Yappy Hour every Thursday in June from 5pm to close!  $1 from select wine and martini’s will go back to Young-Williams Animal Center!  And on the last Thursday, June 26th, there will be a celebrity bartender … Read More

Foster Feature :: Shelly Claiborne

Shelly does a great job fostering and we are thankful to have her testimonial on the blog today!   “I have had the pleasure of fostering several litters, small hurt or recuperating dogs in the last few years. All have been a joy to help along on their journey to their forever homes. I love to help those “get ready” … Read More