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‘Black Fur-day’ is back with adoption special at Young-Williams Animal Center

November 27, 2019

Find a furry companion and be thankful during the ‘Black Fur-day’ special at Young-Williams Animal Center on Nov. 29-Dec. 1. All pets will be available for a donation of your choice, excluding puppies.


The three-day special starts on Black Friday, the traditional post-Thanksgiving shopping day, and continues all weekend at both shelter locations at 3201 Division St., and 6400 Kingston Pike. Both locations are open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily and closed from 1-2 p.m. for an hour of quiet time for the animals.

“Our shelters are full, and we would love for these pets to find their forever homes in time for the holidays,” says Janet Testerman, CEO of Young-Williams Animal Center. “Pets can bring so much companionship and love to the lives of their owners. Please open your hearts this holiday season and save a shelter animal.”

Adopters will be asked to make a mandatory donation in the amount of their choosing to Young-Williams Animal Center. As always, cats 3 years and older are free to adopt. The adoption fee for puppies remains $250.


Every animal adopted during the “Black Fur-day” special promotion will receive the same services covered by the regular adoption fees, which include a veterinary exam, spay/neuter surgery, some standard vaccinations, a microchip with registration and more. All adopters also will be screened by shelter staff.

“We would be incredibly thankful to empty our cages this Thanksgiving holiday weekend,” Testerman says. “If you have been thinking about adopting a pet, now is the time to bring a furry companion into your family.”

About Young-Williams Animal Center
The vision of Young-Williams Animal Center is “a home for every pet.” It is the municipal shelter of the City of Knoxville and Knox County, and in 2018, the center took in more than 9,000 animals.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Young-Williams Animal Center serves the needs of lost, unwanted, abandoned and neglected animals. The center’s mission is to lead the community to end pet homelessness, promote animal welfare and enhance the human-animal bond through the shelter and placement of animals, spay/neuter initiatives and public education of companion animal issues. Young-Williams Animal Center reminds pet owners to spay and neuter their pets.

Young-Williams Animal Center’s main facility is located off Sutherland Avenue at 3201 Division Street. Young-Williams Animal Village satellite adoption location and public spay/neuter program is located at 6400 Kingston Pike.

Both locations are open seven days a week from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The shelter closes from 1-2 p.m. for an hour of quiet time for the animals. For more information about Young-Williams Animal Center, call 865-215-6599 or visit