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.
A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help the Pet Resource Center keep senior dogs in their homes by providing diagnostic services, treatments, and palliative care to low-income families struggling to care for their pets. The Pet Resource Center removes barriers to pet ownership by offering free pet food, preventatives and basic supplies. The Center also assists with the cost of emergency veterinary care, emergency boarding, and training to address behavioral issues.