Abandoned dog that captured Knoxville’s heart succumbs to illness

Young-Williams Animal Center announced today that Bridget, the female dog recently found on Jenkins Road by Knoxville Police Department Animal Control officers, passed away on March 15. Despite the two-week effort by a team of veterinarians, specialists and staff to save her life, Bridget’s health took a turn for the worse Tuesday, and she succumbed to her illness. “We’re deeply … Read More

Young-Williams Animal Center reaches critical capacity for adult dogs

Young-Williams Animal Center has reached critical capacity for adult dogs and needs immediate adopters or fosters because the shelter is running out of space for the intake of additional lost, surrendered and stray animals. “We are at capacity for adult dogs, and we really need our community’s assistance right now to get dogs out of the shelter and into homes,” … Read More

Hurricane Ida animal rescues arrive at Young-Williams Animal Center, 100 fosters step up

Young-Williams Animal Center has accepted 40 animals evacuated from the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. The Humane Society of Louisiana and South Central region staff of Best Friends worked together to transport the animals to East Tennessee, where they arrived Tuesday evening and underwent health evaluations. Shelter staff members are working to place the pets in local emergency foster homes. Young-Williams … Read More

Young-Williams Animal Center needs emergency fosters for Hurricane Ida rescues and current pets

Young-Williams Animal Center needs new emergency foster families for rescue animals that will arrive via transport because of Hurricane Ida and animals currently in the shelter. Millions of Gulf Coast residents and businesses have been left without power after Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana and Mississippi this week. Animal shelters and rescue groups in those areas need to safely … Read More

Young-Williams Animal Center reaches critical capacity for dogs and cats

Young-Williams Animal Center has reached critical capacity for dogs and cats, and adopters, fosters and volunteers are needed immediately because the shelter lacks space for the intake of additional lost, surrendered and stray animals. “Our community always comes through for us, and we really need you right now,” says Janet Testerman, CEO of Young-Williams Animal Center. “We’ve seen a high … Read More

Tips for pet owners post-pandemic

As pet owners leave home more as COVID-19 slows, Young-Williams Animal Center is sharing tips to make this transition easier for pets that could experience separation anxiety. We want to help keep pets with the families who love them. Ease your pet into a new routine. Pets thrive on routine but also are adaptable and quick learners. Whether it’s potty … Read More