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August 27, 2014

Aug. 27, 2014

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Contact: Natalie Lester
Moxley Carmichael
(865) 544-0088


Adoption special focus on labs, lab mixes

This weekend, Young-Williams Animal Center is celebrating ‘Lab-or’ Day with an adoption special on all Labradors and lab mixes.

In 2013, Labradors and lab mixes accounted for 9 percent of the dog intake at Young-Williams, which made them the second-highest breed behind pit bull terriers and pit mixes.

“There is no better way to enjoy a long weekend than with a new pet,” Jeff Ashin, Young-Williams Animal Center CEO, said. “We’re hoping lots of people in our community will choose to adopt a Labrador or lab mix this weekend. Labor Day recognizes the strength of America’s workforce. It also means a chance to relax and have fun, so it’s the perfect time to add a new furry member to the family.”

From Friday, Aug. 29, through Monday, Sept. 1, adoption fees for adult and senior dogs who are Labradors or lab mixes will be reduced. Community members will be able to adopt adults for $37.50 and seniors for $25.

Every adopted animal receives the same services covered by the regular adoption fees, which include a veterinary physical exam, spay/neuter surgery, some standard vaccinations, a microchip with registration and more. The adoption prices will be available at Young-Williams Animal Center at 3201 Division St., off Sutherland Avenue, and the Young-Williams Animal Village at 6400 Kingston Pike on Bearden Hill.

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