FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2014
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Contact: Natalie Lester
Young-Williams Animal Center offers special as intake increases
Last July, Young-Williams Animal Center took in 718 cats and 391 of those were kittens. Though the numbers for January through June of this year have decreased, kittens are arriving in bunches this month.
“In the last seven days, we have taken in over 60 kittens,” Jeff Ashin, Young-Williams Animal Center CEO, said. “Because intake is on the rise, we’re cutting adoption fees to encourage forever homes. All of the kittens have great personalities and will make fantastic pets.”
Beginning immediately, the shelter is reducing the adoption price for kittens to $75. Every adopted animal will receive the services covered by the normal 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 Drive, and the Young-Williams Animal Village at 6400 Kingston Pike on Bearden Hill.
The single and most humane way to help control pet overpopulation is to spay and neuter animals in the community.
“Spaying and neutering cats save lives,” Ashin said. “Fewer litters mean lower intake numbers at the shelter, which increases space for animals and decreases the need for euthanasia. During this adoption special, we hope cat lovers will sponsor and adopt the cats in the shelter and prevent future litters by spaying or neutering their cats.”
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.