BENEFITING: YOUNG-WILLIAMS ANIMAL CENTER OF EAST TENNESSEE
EVENT: Saving Pets Challenge 2016
Young-Williams is the official shelter for Knoxville and Knox County. We are an open-intake facility and turn no animal away, regardless of condition. Through our Spay/Neuter Solutions program, we have performed 50,000 alteration surgeries for community pets since 2007, not counting our own shelter animals that are all altered prior to adoption. Since we began this program, we have seen our intake numbers steadily declining and the number of animals saved as a percentage of intake has been steadily increasing. Our shelter has numerous funds that are used in different ways to help animals in need, whether it is our Pet Food Pantry that helps families at risk of surrendering a pet or our Animal Compassion Fund that allows us to provide medical treatment for sick or injured animals that come in to the shelter. We have wonderful community involvement due to the big hearts of our volunteers, our foster families, and our donors.