May 2, 2014
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Fees reduced to promote forever homes today through May 10
Starting today, Young-Williams Animal Center is offering an adoption special in support of National Pet Week, May 5-11. National Pet Week is sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association to celebrate the bond pets share with their families and promote responsible pet ownership.
“Pets play such a special part in the lives of their owners,” said Jeff Ashin, Young-Williams Animal Center CEO. “There are so many animals at Young-Williams Animal Center waiting for a home and family to love them. By adopting from the shelter, you’re saving lives in East Tennessee.”
From Friday, May 2, to Sunday, May 11, Young-Williams Animal Center will offer special pricing of $50 for kittens and puppies, $25 for adult cats and dogs and $10 for senior pets.
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 Animal Center currently has many adult dogs and cats available for adoption. Adult animals make excellent pets since many of them already have been socialized with humans and know how to behave. Older pets also are past the age of mischievous behavior, which means families don’t have to worry as much about finding their favorite shoes chewed beyond recognition. Adopting an adult pet also eliminates developmental questions about how large an animal will be or what the adult coat will be like in terms of thickness and length.
“As an open intake shelter, we take in more than 14,000 animals every year,” Ashin said. “We have a variety of dogs and cats of various sizes, ages, breeds and temperaments to fit the lifestyle of any individual or family. By adopting from the shelter, you’ll be able to celebrate your new animal throughout National Pet Week and all year long.”
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 www.young-williams.org.