Young-Williams says they are empty after free adoption event

Gandolf is a happy cat who just wants love. If you want to give him a forever home, Gandolf is available for adoption at Young-Williams. 865-215-6599

UPDATE August 13, 2017: Young-Williams Animal Shelter is completely empty thanks to the help of the community!

They had a Facebook post earlier Sunday showing how no animals are left.

This is after a post on Facebook from Young-Williams earlier this week saying they were almost full.

An event this weekend, where they offered people to adopt for free, really helped the shelter find all the animals forever homes!

PREVIOUS August 12, 2017: Young-Williams Animal Shelter asked for help with adoptions Thursday, and boy did it receive that help!

Yesterday, Young-Williams announced on Facebook that its kennels and rooms had reached capacity. In order to make space for new animals, it held a special adoption event -- letting people adopt for free.

One day later on Friday, the shelter announced the push was a huge success. By noon it said the shelter was nearly empty. The shelter later announced they had 104 adoptions. 

If you missed out on your chance to adopt a new friend on the cheap, WBIR 10News is teaming up with Young-Williams and Blount County Animal Shelter for the "Clear the Shelters" event on Aug. 19. 

With a steady stream of new animals arriving that need forever homes every day, you can be sure there will be plenty of friends to choose from next week. You can find out the event right now on

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