May 31, 2024

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

Young-Williams Animal Center has temporarily closed the location in Bearden after a dog has tested positive for distemper. The Young-Williams Animal Village at 6400 Kingston Pike will be closed until further notice, as we test and monitor animals as needed and conduct comprehensive cleaning. Spay/Neuter Solutions appointments, located in a separate part of the Village building, will continue as usual.

Our main shelter location, Young-Williams Animal Center at 3201 Division St., remains open for pet adoptions and other services.

We will share updates on the planned reopening of the Village location as available. Please continue checking Facebook for the most timely information. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we prioritize the health of our animals and take precautions to protect them.

“If your pet is not up to date on vaccines, please make an appointment with your veterinarian,” said Dr. Lisa Chassy, medical director at Young-Williams Animal Center. “Vaccinations are the best way to help keep your pet healthy and stop the spread of contagious diseases like distemper among animals. If your pet has symptoms of distemper or another disease, such as vomiting, lethargy, coughing, reduced appetite and fever, please call your veterinarian’s office.”