‘Black Fur-day’ is back with name-your-price adoptions at Young-Williams Animal Center

Find a furry companion and be thankful all year round during the ‘Black Fur-day’ special at Young-Williams Animal Center on Nov. 23-25 featuring name-your-price adoptions for all pets, excluding puppies.

The three-day special starts on Black Friday, the traditional post-Thanksgiving shopping day, and continues all weekend at both shelter locations at 3201 Division Street and 6400 Kingston Pike. Both locations are open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and close from 1-2 p.m. for an hour of quiet time for the animals.

“Our pets would love to find a forever home for the holidays,” says Janet Testerman, CEO of Young-Williams Animal Center. “Our kennels are full of animals looking for adopters, and the pets give back so much love and companionship. Please open your hearts this holiday season and save a shelter animal.”


Adopters will be asked to make a mandatory donation in the amount of their choosing to Young-Williams Animal Center. As always, cats older than 3 years old are free to adopt. The adoption fee for puppies remains $250.

Every animal adopted during the “Black Fur-day” 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. All adopters also will be screened by shelter staff.

“Nothing would make us or our animals more thankful than to empty our cages during the Thanksgiving holidays,” Testerman says. “If you have been thinking about making a pet a part of your home, this is the perfect time to adopt and bring a furry companion into your family.”

For more information: Courtney Kliman, marketing director, Young-Williams Animal Center, 865-705-8008.

About Young-Williams Animal Center

The vision of Young-Williams Animal Center is “a home for every pet.” It is the municipal shelter of the City of Knoxville and Knox County, and in 2017, the center took in more than 10,000 animals.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Young-Williams Animal Center serves the needs of lost, unwanted, abandoned and neglected animals. The center’s 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 reminds pet owners to spay and neuter their pets.

Young-Williams Animal Center’s main facility is located off Sutherland Avenue at 3201 Division Street. Young-Williams Animal Village satellite adoption location and public spay/neuter program is located at 6400 Kingston Pike.

Both locations are open seven days a week from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The shelter closes from 1-2 p.m. for an hour of quiet time for the animals. For more information about Young-Williams Animal Center, call 865-215-6599 or visit young-williams.org.