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Mar. 01, 2023

Young-Williams Animal Center’s Mardi Growl parades through Knoxville on March 4

Pets and animal enthusiasts will celebrate the 16th annual Mardi Growl Pet Parade & Festival in Downtown Knoxville on Saturday, March 4. The event benefits Young-Williams Animal Center, the official municipal shelter for the City of Knoxville and Knox County.
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Aug. 10, 2022

Young-Williams Animal Center takes in 20 beagles from Virginia mass-breeding facility

Young-Williams Animal Center has accepted 20 dogs removed from a mass-breeding facility in Virginia that received multiple animal welfare violations under federal regulations and is now closed. As part of its largest operation ever, the Humane Society of the United
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Mar. 16, 2022

Abandoned dog that captured Knoxville’s heart succumbs to illness

Young-Williams Animal Center announced today that Bridget, the female dog recently found on Jenkins Road by Knoxville Police Department Animal Control officers, passed away on March 15. Despite the two-week effort by a team of veterinarians, specialists and staff to
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Nov. 12, 2021

Young-Williams Animal Center reaches critical capacity for adult dogs

Young-Williams Animal Center has reached critical capacity for adult dogs and needs immediate adopters or fosters because the shelter is running out of space for the intake of additional lost, surrendered and stray animals. “We are at capacity for adult
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Oct. 08, 2021

Caring ‘fospice’ pet parent creates bucket list for shelter dog diagnosed with cancer

On a mid-summer day this year, a senior dog arrived at Young-Williams Animal Center after she was discovered alone on recently sold property. She was very thin, and the shelter staff decided it would be best if she could be
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Sep. 08, 2021

Hurricane Ida animal rescues arrive at Young-Williams Animal Center, 100 fosters step up

Young-Williams Animal Center has accepted 40 animals evacuated from the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. The Humane Society of Louisiana and South Central region staff of Best Friends worked together to transport the animals to East Tennessee, where they arrived Tuesday
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Aug. 31, 2021

Young-Williams Animal Center needs emergency fosters for Hurricane Ida rescues and current pets

Young-Williams Animal Center needs new emergency foster families for rescue animals that will arrive via transport because of Hurricane Ida and animals currently in the shelter. Millions of Gulf Coast residents and businesses have been left without power after Hurricane
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Jul. 16, 2021

Young-Williams Animal Center reaches critical capacity for dogs and cats

Young-Williams Animal Center has reached critical capacity for dogs and cats, and adopters, fosters and volunteers are needed immediately because the shelter lacks space for the intake of additional lost, surrendered and stray animals. “Our community always comes through for
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May. 27, 2021

Young-Williams Animal Center’s Mardi Growl is back with ‘paw-some’ family fun

Pet show and party set for Saturday, June 26, in downtown Knoxville Hundreds of dogs and their human companions will gather on the performance lawn at World’s Fair Park on Saturday, June 26, for a fun-filled Mardi Growl to benefit
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Apr. 14, 2021

Young-Williams Animal Center offers four-day special: Don’t ‘Pittie’ a Shelter Dog, Adopt One

Young-Williams Animal Center is at critical capacity for adult dogs, so the shelter is offering a four-day “Don’t ‘Pittie’ a Shelter Dog, Adopt One” special starting Thursday, April 15, that waives fees in exchange for a donation. During the special
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