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

Under Phase One of the Knox County Health Department’s reopening plan, Young-Williams Animal Center will resume public spay/neuter services and continue with the modified adoption process.

The Phased Reopening by the local Health Department complements Gov. Bill Lee’s “Tennessee Pledge: Reopening Tennessee Responsibly” framework and has the support of Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon and Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs.

Pet owners should schedule an appointment with Spay/Neuter Solutions for both on-site and mobile Spay Shuttle services. Schedule an appointment online at or call 865-215-6677.

To protect employees and the public, the shelter will continue to implement the following:

  • No volunteers or visitors will be allowed inside the shelter, located at 3201 Division St., with the exception of emergency visits to reclaim lost pets or pick up supplies from the Pet Resource Center.
  • Curbside adoptions will continue through the “foster to adopt” program. After the shelter returns to full function, the adopter can complete the permanent adoption process via phone. Apply online at
  • The Intake department (including Lost & Found) will remain open to take in strays and for owners to reclaim lost pets. Call 865-215-6665 or text the number posted on the door at the shelter for assistance.
  • The Pet Resource Center will remain open for pet owners who need free pet supplies, food or other help to keep pets in their home. Call 865-363-6702, email [email protected] or text the number posted on the door for assistance.

“Our Spay/Neuter Solutions impacts our community in many ways, and we are glad to be able to once again provide these services, while continuing to do our part to keep the community safe,” says Janet Testerman, CEO of Young-Williams Animal Center. “We will continue to follow the guidelines for each phase of the Knox County Health Department’s reopening plan.”

For more information, call 865-215-6599 or visit