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June 5, 2014

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‘Yappy Hour’ and ‘Pet Pawty’ to benefit Young-Williams Animal Center

Armada Bar, a locally owned establishment in the Old City, has partnered with Young-Williams Animal Center to raise money for the shelter in June.

“We are passionate about animal welfare and helping to care for the pets in our city,” said Zachary Calfee, owner of Armada Bar. “By partnering with Young-Williams Animal Center this month, we’re helping give back to an organization that does so much for our community.”

Each Thursday, Armada will host a “Yappy Hour” with $1 of every specialized drink purchased donated to the shelter. Armada incorporates local ingredients into its handcrafted cocktails.

On June 26, the final Thursday of the month, Armada will host Young-Williams Animal Center CEO Jeff Ashin as a celebrity bartender. All tips he makes that night will be donated to the center.

“We’re so thankful for community supporters like Armada Bar to help care for the 14,000 animals that come through our doors every year,” Ashin said. “I hope all our supporters will support Armada Bar and Young-Williams Animal Center throughout the month of June, but especially on June 26. I make a great cocktail!”

The grand finale of the month’s fundraising efforts will be a ‘Pet Pawty’ on Saturday, June 28, at 6 p.m. During the event, Armada staff will host a silent auction and collect additional donations for Young-Williams Animal Center.

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