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September 5, 2014

Sept. 5, 2014

For more information,
Contact: Natalie Lester
Moxley Carmichael
(865) 544-0088


Dogs older than six months $40 through Sunday

As the Tennessee Vols football team seeks its second victory of the season against Arkansas State this weekend, the dogs at Young-Williams Animal Center are looking for homes.

“We all hope the Vols win, and it would be an even bigger win for the dogs in our shelter to find forever homes,” Jeff Ashin, Young-Williams Animal Center CEO, said. “We hope the Big Orange fans in our community will adopt a pet this weekend and spend the rest of the season cheering on Tennessee with a new best friend.”

Through Sunday, Sept. 7, Young-Williams Animal Center is hosting the Tennessee Tail-gate adoption special. Fees for all dogs older than 6 months have been reduced to $40.

Every adopted animal will receive the services covered by the regular adoption 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 Avenue, and the Young-Williams Animal Village at 6400 Kingston Pike on Bearden Hill.

Young-Williams has seen an increase in intake over the last few weeks and encourages the community to spay and neuter their pets.

“It’s the most simple and humane way to save lives and control the pet overpopulation in the community,” Ashin said. “We offer a low-cost clinic at the Young-Williams Animal Village on Bearden Hill where dogs are fixed for $70 and cats for $45.”

For more information on the Spay and Neuter Solutions Clinic, call (865) 215-6677.

To learn more about Young-Williams Animal Center, visit 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