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October 24, 2013

Oct. 24, 2013

For more information,
Contact: Lauren Christ
Moxley Carmichael
(865) 544-0088


Reduced Adoption Fees for Cats and Kittens Offered through November

What’s the perfect complement to a warm fire, the smell of pumpkin spice and brisk air through the falling leaves of autumn? A soft, purring cat curled in your lap.

That’s why Young-Williams Animal Center is inviting East Tennesseans to “fall in love” with cats this season and to save the life of a homeless feline in need. The shelter’s cat rooms are again at capacity, and Young-Williams is reducing adoption fees for all cats and kittens through the end of November.

Kittens can be adopted for $50, adult cats for $25 and senior cats for $10. Regular adoption fees are $150 for kittens, $75 for adult cats and $50 for senior cats.

“For many families, cats are the perfect pet,” Young-Williams Animal Center CEO Jeff Ashin said. “They are independent and require relatively minimal maintenance, but they are also loving, affectionate members of the family. We invite individuals and families to consider cat adoption this fall season. The upfront investment is small, but the return is priceless: unconditional love and gratitude.”

To date in 2013, Young-Williams Animal Center has taken in 5,210 cats in need of homes.

Every adopted cat or kitten will receive the 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.

“We encourage you to consider adoption, and if you already own a cat that has not been spayed or neutered, please contact us,” Ashin said. “We offer low-cost spay/neuter services, and by altering your pet, you could help prevent the births of thousands of kittens for which there are simply not enough homes.”

To adopt, please visit the two conveniently located Knoxville adoption facilities: Young-Williams Animal Center at 3201 Division St., and Young-Williams Animal Village at 6400 Kingston Pike. To learn more about Spay/Neuter Solutions, call 865-215-6677.

For more information, call 865-215-6599, visit or check out Young-Williams 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