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July 11, 2013

July 11, 2013

For more information,
Contact: Lauren Christ
Moxley Carmichael
(865) 544-0088


Reduced Adoption Fees for Cats and Kittens Offered through July

It’s the summer of cats here in Knoxville. With an overwhelming number of adoptable felines at the shelter, Young-Williams Animal Center is reducing adoption fees for cats and kittens through the month of July.

Through July 31, kittens can be adopted for $50, adult cats for $25 and senior cats for $10. Regular adoption fees are $150 for kittens, $75 for adult cats and $50 for senior cats.

“We don’t want the initial cost of adoption to prevent families and individuals from opening their hearts and homes to a loving pet,” Young-Williams Animal Center CEO Jeff Ashin said. “We hope East Tennesseans will be inspired to adopt when the need for homes is at its greatest.”

Young-Williams Animal Center took in 333 adult cats and 458 kittens in June, which is a drastic increase from February when the center took in 215 adult cats and only 12 kittens.

“These numbers clearly illustrate the staggering results of the spring mating season caused by the lack of cats that are spayed or neutered,” Ashin said. “We’re at critical mass right now and don’t have the space available for any additional cats and kittens that will continue to arrive daily as strays or surrendered pets.”

Every adopted cat or kitten will receive the services covered by the normal adoption fees, which include a veterinary physical exam, spay/neuter surgery, some standard vaccinations, a microchip with registration and more.

“We encourage you to consider adoption, and if you already own a cat that has not been spayed or neutered, please contact us,” Ashin said. “We offer low-cost spay/neuter services for those who qualify, and by altering your pet, you could help prevent the births of thousands of kittens for which there are simply not enough homes.”

To adopt, please visit the two conveniently located Knoxville adoption facilities: Young-Williams Animal Center at 3201 Division Street and Young-Williams Animal Village at 6400 Kingston Pike. To learn more about Spay/Neuter Solutions, call 865-215-6677.

For more information, call 865-215-6599, visit or check out Young-Williams 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