FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 9, 2014
For more information,
Contact: Natalie Lester
Young-Williams Animal Center is one of 33 animal rescue organizations across the country that will participate in the 2014 ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon adoption weekend from October 17-19.
Throughout the 2014 ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon event, presented by Subaru, East Tennesseans can take advantage of half-price adoption fees on all dogs and cats at Young-Williams Animal Center.
Both Young-Williams Animal Center at 3201 Division St., and Young-Williams Animal Village at 6400 Kingston Pike, will stay open until 8 p.m. each night that weekend to coincide with the event. The facilities will open at noon all three days.
“Through the ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon event, we hope to save even more lives,” Young-Williams Animal Center CEO Jeff Ashin said. “We’re so proud and excited to participate in this nationwide event to encourage pet adoptions, and we are so grateful for the national funding and attention for our shelter.”
Thanks to the funding provided, Young-Williams Animal Center also is able to send every adopted pet that weekend home with a free collar and ID tag.
“ID tags and microchips help pet owners find their pets when they’re lost, and reuniting pets with their owners is one of the greatest opportunities to decrease the number of homeless pets in the shelter,” Ashin said. “Second only to spaying and neutering, it’s the simplest, most effective way to reduce animal homelessness and needless euthanasia.”
During the event weekend, half-price adoption fees include puppies and kittens for $75; adult dogs and cats, $37; and senior dogs and cats, $25.
To learn more about Young-Williams Animal Center, visit www.young-williams.org 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 www.young-williams.org.