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Young-Williams Animal Center to ‘Empty the Shelter’ with $20 adoptions

November 28, 2018

Saturday, Dec. 1, event sponsored by BISSELL Pet Foundation

Young-Williams Animal Center will try to “Empty the Shelter” Saturday, Dec. 1, with $20 adoptions of all kittens and adult cats and dogs.

The event is sponsored by the BISSELL Pet Foundation as part of its “Empty the Shelters” campaign nationwide. The foundation provides grants for participating shelters to encourage adoptions, and this year asks adopters to make a mandatory $20 donation to the shelter to help support local efforts in each community.

The adoption special will take place Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., with a break from 1-2 p.m. for animal quiet time. Pets will be available for adoption at both the main shelter at 3201 Division St., off Sutherland Avenue, and Young-Williams Animal Village at 6400 Kingston Pike.

Adoption staff will help potential adopters find the right pet for their lifestyle and needs and complete the adoption application. 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.

“Sponsorships like this one by the BISSELL Pet Foundation lead to our most successful one-day adoption events,” Testerman says. “We are hoping for another big turnout, so we can empty our shelter and see so many smiles on the faces of our pets and their new adopters.”

About Young-Williams Animal Center
Young-Williams Animal Center is the municipal shelter of the City of Knoxville and Knox County that’s vision is to “Find a Home for Every Pet.” In 2017, the center took in approximately 10,000 animals. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we serve the needs of lost, unwanted, abandoned and neglected animals. Our mission is to lead the community to end pet homelessness, promote animal welfare and enhance the human-animal bond through the shelter and placement of animals, spay/neuter initiatives and public education of companion animal issues. Young-Williams Animal Center wants to remind pet owners to spay and neuter their pets.

Young-Williams Animal Center’s main facility is located off Sutherland Avenue at 3201 Division St. Young-Williams Animal Village satellite adoption location and public spay/neuter program is at 6400 Kingston Pike. Both locations are open seven days a week from 10a.m.-6 p.m.

For more information about Young-Williams Animal Center, including detailed driving directions, call 865-215-6599 or visit

About BISSELL Pet Foundation
BISSELL Pet Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to help reduce the number of animals in shelters through pet adoption, spay/neuter programs, microchipping and foster care. Founded in 2011 by Cathy Bissell, BPF is an extension of her long-standing love for animals and commitment to their welfare. The foundation is supported by generous donors and BISSELL Homecare, Inc. Up to $10 for every pet product purchased helps fund the foundation’s mission.