KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — With all of us spending so much time at home these days, it could be the perfect time to bring your new best friend home, and Young-Williams Animal Center is working to make it easy!
YWAC is participating in the BISSELL Pet Foundation’s emergency “Empty the Shelter” event by offering $25 adoptions for all adult dogs, starting March 26 through April 1.
“The ‘Empty the Shelter’ event will help many pets find their forever homes and open up much-needed space in our shelter,” says Janet Testerman, CEO of Young-Williams Animal Center. “Young-Williams Animal Center is grateful that the BISSELL Pet Foundation saw the need and quickly stepped up to support shelters across the country. We encourage the community to enjoy this event safely by taking advantage of our curbside adoption program.”
If you are interested in adopting or fostering to adopt, you can apply online here. The shelter will follow up, and if you are approved, set up a curbside appointment to finish the adoption.
Pets will be available for adoption at the main shelter, which is located at 3201 Division St., off Sutherland Avenue. The shelter is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., with a break from 1-2 p.m. for animal quiet time.
Shelter staff will help potential adopters find the right pet for their lifestyle and needs. Every animal adopted during the special promotion will receive the same services covered by the regular adoption fees, which include a veterinary exam, spay/neuter surgery, some standard vaccinations, a microchip with registration and more.
“Our most successful one-day adoption events are made possible by sponsorships like this one by the BISSELL Pet Foundation,” Testerman says. “We hope for another great turnout, so we can empty our shelter and see our beloved animals go to their forever homes.”