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January 22, 2014

Jan. 22, 2014

For more information,
Contact: Natalie Lester
Moxley Carmichael
(865) 544-0088




Young-Williams Animal Center is reducing adoption fees this weekend, Jan. 24-26, in honor of the national “Change a Pet’s Life Day.”

“Adopting a pet from our shelter changes its life forever,” said Jeff Ashin, Young-Williams Animal Center CEO. “In fact, after welcoming a new pet into your home, you’ll be wondering who changed whose life because of the unconditional love you’ll share.”

From Friday, Jan. 24, to Sunday, Jan. 26, Young-Williams will offer special pricing of $50 for kittens and puppies, $25 for adult cats and dogs and $10 for senior pets.

The special prices will be available at Young-Williams Animal Center at 3201 Division St., off Sutherland Drive, and the Young-Williams Animal Village at 6400 Kingston Pike on Bearden Hill. The adoption centers are open seven days a week from noon to 6 p.m.

In addition to the adoption special, Young-Williams is also encouraging the community to be part of the change in animal welfare by volunteering at and donating to the center.

“The smallest gifts can make the biggest difference,” Ashin said. “Whether it’s donating your spare change or volunteering an afternoon of time, our animals feel the love and the difference it makes in their lives.”

January 24th is the official date for “Change a Pet’s Life Day,” and shelters and rescue organizations across the country encourage adoption.

To learn more about Young-Williams Animal Center, visit or check out Young-Williams Animal Center on Facebook.

About Young-Williams Animal Center

Young-Williams Animal Center reminds the community to please spay and neuter your pets.

The Young-Williams Animal Center is the official animal shelter for Knox County and the City of Knoxville. The center is a nonprofit organization, community-supported through public and private donations, that turns no animal away and is dedicated to the sheltering and placement of animals, general animal welfare, and public education of companion animal issues.

Young-Williams Animal Center is located off Sutherland Avenue at the entrance to John Tarleton Park at 3201 Division St. Young-Williams Animal Village is located at 6400 Kingston Pike adjacent to Deane Hill Drive. Both locations are open seven days a week from noon-6 p.m.

For more information about Young-Williams Animal Center, including detailed driving directions, call 865-215-6599 or visit