Young-Williams Animal Center to temporarily move intake area due to construction
Young-Williams Animal Center will move its Lost and Found department, which includes both the Pet Intake area and the Pet Resource Center, to a temporary on-site location during construction.
For approximately 8-10 weeks, the Lost and Found area at the main shelter at 3201 Division St., will be housed behind the main building. Visitors to intake, lost and found, and pet resource departments should follow the posted signage to the temporary entrance, which is not accessible through the main front entrance to Young-Williams Animal Center.
“We are excited about these much-needed updates, which will create better areas to serve the lost or at-risk animals in Knoxville and Knox County,” says Janet Testerman, CEO of Young-Williams Animal Center. “The construction help provide a better customer service experience and will expand our intake and pet resource spaces, where we reunite lost animals with owners and provide resources to help owners keep their pets.”
Young-Williams Animal Center is open daily from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., with a break from 1-2 p.m. for animal quiet time.
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 2018, the center took in more than 9,000 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.