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(WBIR, Knoxville) - Students at Byington-Solway spent the past few weeks building dog houses for Young Williams Animal Center.

Woodmen of the World and students at Byington-Solway Career and Technical Education Center presented 11 dog houses to Young Williams on Tuesday morning.

The students spent around three weeks working on the dog houses with materials donated by Woodmen of the World.

Their teacher says it's great experience for them to work on something that will benefit the community, and Young-Williams said these dog houses will come in handy.

"It means the world to the animals and to Young Williams. Students build these homes, Woodmen of the World all coming together to help homeless animals in our community. It means the absolute world to all of us at Young Williams," said Amy Johnston with Young-Williams Animal Center.

The doghouses will be used for the pet retention program which helps keep animals in their home.