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Young-Williams Animal Center announces end-of-year adoption special

December 28, 2017

All pet adoptions, excluding puppies, are free through Dec. 31

“Adopt” a New Year’s resolution. Young-Williams Animal Center will offer free pet adoptions, excluding puppies at both shelter locations, as well as Bearden Petco, and Pet Supermarket through Dec. 31.

The free adoptable pets include adult dogs and cats and kittens. Puppies will be available for adoption with the standard $250 fee.

“Our New Year’s resolution is to end ‘pet-lessness’ and find a home for so many deserving animals,” says Janet Testerman, CEO of Young-Williams Animal Center. “That’s why we are ending 2017 with a free adoption event to encourage our community members to rescue a new companion before the end of the year.”

Every animal adopted during the special promotion will receive the same services covered by the regular adoption fees, which include a veterinary exam, spay/neuter surgery, some standard vaccinations, a microchip with registration and more.

The adoption special will be available at Young-Williams Animal Center at 3201 Division St., off Sutherland Avenue, Young-Williams Animal Village at 6400 Kingston Pike on Bearden Hill; Petco in Bearden, 4908 Kingston Pike; and Pet Supermarket at 5511 Kingston Pike.

The facilities will be open during regular business hours of noon-6 p.m., and adoption applications must be submitted by 5:30 p.m.

This free adoption event is made possible by a grant from Petco Foundation.

To learn more about Young-Williams Animal Center, visit

About Young-Williams Animal Center

Young-Williams Animal Center reminds the community to please spay and neuter your pets.

Young-Williams Animal Center takes in an average of 11,000 animals every year making it 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, 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