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Young-Williams Animal Center hosts 2nd annual ‘Pet-riotic’ July 4 adoption event

June 25, 2016

Adoption fees for dogs ages 4 and older just $4 on the 4th

Young-Williams Animal Center will host its 2nd annual “Pet-riotic” event on Monday, July 4, with adoption fees for dogs ages 4 and older set at just $4. Spay/neuter surgeries for dogs will also be $40 off the regular low-cost option of $70.

Dogs age 4 and older, like 4-year-old Daylilly, are available to adopt for just $4 on Monday, July 4, at both Young-Williams Animal Center locations.

Dogs age 4 and older, like 4-year-old Daylilly, are available to adopt for just $4 on Monday, July 4, at both Young-Williams Animal Center locations.

“Last year, many families embraced their ‘pet-riotic’ spirit, and we were able to place several shelter animals in loving homes,” Young-Williams Animal Center CEO Jeff Ashin said. “While some adopters prefer puppies, adult dogs make wonderful pets. Many of them come to us with some training, and that maturity helps them make a smoother transition to a new home.”

In addition to the adoption special, Young-Williams is offering $40 off the price of all spay and neuter surgeries. Pet owners must schedule an appointment by July 1 to receive the reduced spay/neuter rates of $5 for cats and $30 for dogs.

Ashin emphasized how important it is to have these special promotions during the summer when the center experiences its highest intake of animals.

“Spaying or neutering helps control the pet overpopulation in the community, and over time, helps decrease the number of homeless animals entering the shelter,” Ashin said. “The $40 discount on spay/neuter surgeries complements our $4 adoption special for homeless dogs already in the shelter and looking for a forever family.

“The Fourth of July is a time of celebration when many people have the day off from work. We hope individuals and families will consider adopting a dog as part of their ‘pet-riotic’ activities and use the holiday to find a furry family member, get pet supplies and introduce a great dog to a new home.”

Every animal adopted during the special promotion will receive the 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, and the Young-Williams Animal Village at 6400 Kingston Pike on Bearden Hill. The facilities will be open during regular business hours of noon-6 p.m.

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 12,000 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, 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