Are you ready for a furry best friend?

Young-Williams Animal Center is holding a "Home for the Pawlidays" adoption special where you can take a pet home for a donation of your choice!

The special runs from Dec. 21-24 at both shelter locations at 3201 Division Street and 6400 Kingston Pike, but does exclude puppies. Both locations are open from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. daily and close from 1-2 p.m. for an hour of quiet time for the animals.

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“Our spaces are almost full, and these pets want nothing more than to find a forever home in time for the holidays,” says Janet Testerman, CEO of Young-Williams Animal Center. “Please open your hearts this holiday season and save a shelter animal.”

Adopters will be asked to make a mandatory donation in the amount of their choice to Young-Williams Animal Center. As always, cats 3 years and older are free to adopt. The adoption fee for puppies remains $250. 

The donations will help cover the cost of medical exams, vaccinations and care of the animals. Every animal adopted from the shelter includes a veterinary exam, spay/neuter surgery, some standard vaccinations, a microchip with registration and more. 

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All adopters are screened by shelter staff before they are approved, but make sure you are ready for the new addition to the family! And do some careful thinking if you are giving the pet as a gift.

“Animals can be a special gift but always be sure to verify that the new family is open to adopting and eager to care for the new arrival,” Testerman says. “We work year-round to get our animals adopted into wonderful homes, and it is especially meaningful to see animals leave our shelter at Christmas and during the holidays.”

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Young-Williams Animal Center