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‘Tennessee Tailgate’ special lowers pet adoption fees

September 3, 2015

Sept. 3, 2015

For more information:
Natalie Bailey
Moxley Carmichael
(865) 544-0088


Kick off football season with new furry friend

Score a victory for the home team when you adopt a new pet at Young-Williams Animal Center during the Tennessee Tailgate adoption special, which starts Friday, Sept. 4, and runs through Labor Day.

Young-Williams Animal Center is reducing fees for adult pets to increase adoptions for animals who need homes – a promotion timed with the Tennessee Vols kicking off the football season against Bowling Green. During the four-day special, adoption fees for adult dogs and cats (5 months and older) will be $50 and senior pets (7 years and older) will be $25.

“We hope the Vols win, and it would be an even bigger win for the dogs and cats in our shelter to find forever homes this weekend,” said Jeff Ashin, Young-Williams Animal Center CEO.

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, 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. Both locations will be open noon to 6 p.m.

To learn more about Young-Williams Animal Center, visit or call 865-215-6599.

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