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Join Young-Williams Animal Center’s ‘Happy Neuter Year’ campaign

December 29, 2016

Let your New Year’s resolution include $20 neuter surgeries for male dogs and cats

Young-Williams Animal Center’s Spay/Neuter Solutions wants you to ring in the New Year by making a resolution to neuter your male dog or cat during its “Happy Neuter Year” campaign for just $20.

Spaying or neutering is one of the most effective ways to reduce the homeless pet population and is safe for puppies and kittens as young as 8 to 10 weeks old, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association.

“Neutering male pets is a simple surgery that reduces unwanted behaviors like roaming, fighting and urine marking territories,” says Dr. Lisa Chassy, Young-Williams Animal Center director of Spay/Neuter Solutions. “It also guarantees your dog or cat never fathers a litter of puppies or kittens.”

This special rate is available to residents of Knox and surrounding counties. Pet parents who wish to take advantage of this offer must mention the “Happy Neuter Year” campaign when they schedule their appointment.

Appointments will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis at either the Young-Williams Spay/Neuter Solutions Clinic at 6400 Kingston Pike or on the organization’s Spay Shuttle.

The Spay Shuttle is a mobile surgical clinic funded through an Aslan Foundation grant to increase access to low-cost surgeries.

The shuttle visits areas considered high-risk for stray pick-ups and owner surrenders to the shelter, based on data from Knox County, Knoxville Animal Control and Young-Williams Animal Center.

Please call 865-215-6677 to schedule the surgery or visit for more information.

About Young-Williams Animal Center

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