The vision of Young-Williams Animal Center is “a home for every pet.” It is the municipal shelter of the City of Knoxville and Knox County, TN, and takes in nearly 10,000 animals each year. As a nonprofit organization, Young-Williams Animal Center serves the needs of lost, unwanted, abandoned, and neglected animals. The center’s mission is to lead the community to end pet homelessness, promote animal welfare, and enhance the human-animal bond through the shelter and placement of animals, spay/neuter initiatives, and public education on companion animal issues.
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Monroe County Friends of Animals (MCFA) is a not-for-profit volunteer organization located in Monroe County, Tennessee. This group was created in 2004 by concerned citizens who recognized a dire need existing throughout the county for animal welfare. They consulted with the County's governing body and entered into negotiations with the Monroe County government. This led to the formation of a county-run animal shelter, which was approved by a narrow commission vote at the end of 2004.
KnoxPAWS is a program of the Knoxville Knox County CAC/Office on Aging in Knoxville, Tennessee. Since 2004 KnoxPAWS has been matching eligible seniors with adoptable older pets. Companionship is crucial for older adults to help prevent isolation and depression. Research indicates that pets improve seniors’ physical, emotional, and mental health. The Knox PAWS does not house animals, but rather works with area animal shelters to match older pets with qualified senior citizens.
The mission of Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue is to provide shelter and loving care for animals that have been abused, abandoned, owner surrendered or otherwise destined to be euthanized due to over-crowded shelter conditions. Through the use of foster homes, Proverbs will provide loving care for our animals, to include veterinary care, food and any other necessities until responsible, loving homes can be found for all adoptable pets. All animals shall be spayed or neutered and we will make every effort to encourage those we encounter to do the same.