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July 23, 2014

July 23, 2014

For more information, contact:
Natalie Lester
Moxley Carmichael
(865) 599-4051
[email protected]


PetSafe, an industry brand leader in the development of innovative pet behavioral, containment and lifestyle product solutions and services, has donated $10,000 to Young-Williams Animal Center to subsidize spay and neuter surgeries for low income families. The funds will enable Young-Williams Animal Center to provide free spay and neuter surgeries for approximately 150 pets throughout the month of August.

Lisa Chassy, DVM, MS, director of public spay/neuter programs for Young-Williams Animal Center, acknowledges PetSafe’s commitment to helping improve the quality of lives for all dogs and cats in the Knoxville community.

“The generosity of PetSafe is outstanding,” Chassy said. “By helping to spay and neuter pets in this community, PetSafe is helping to reduce the number of homeless pets, which directly results in a lower euthanasia rate.”

Jim Tedford, director of animal welfare initiatives at PetSafe, understands the impact that Young-Williams Animal Center’s spay and neuter program has within the community.

“PetSafe is proud to support organizations dedicated to improving animal welfare throughout the Knoxville community,” Tedford said. “We are honored to be able to help Young-Williams Animal Center in their endeavors to reduce the number of homeless pets and lower the euthanasia rate by offering free spay and neuter surgeries for those in need.”

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

About PetSafe

Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., PetSafe® is an industry brand leader in the development of innovative pet behavioral, containment and lifestyle product solutions and services. For more information, please visit or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.