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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Young-Williams Animal Center Announces New Hours of Operation

Young-Williams Animal CenterJuly 26, 2010 - Young-Williams Animal Center, the official animal shelter for the city of Knoxville and Knox County, recently announced new hours of operation.

Beginning Saturday, July 31, the center will be open to visitors as follows:

  • Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Sunday from 1-6 p.m.

    "We are always looking for ways to more efficiently utilize our resources and improve upon the high quality of care we provide our guests - both human and animal," said Tim Adams, executive director of Young-Williams Animal Center. "This change in hours eliminates split shifts, allowing our staff to work more effectively as one team and making more staff available day-to-day to provide excellent customer service. It also allows us to stay open one extra hour each weekend day, which we hope will give more families a chance to visit us to adopt or to find their lost pet."

    Young-Williams Animal Center is located at 3201 Division St. off of Sutherland Ave. in Knoxville and is open 362 days a year. Young-Williams is closed only on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The public is invited to visit the center seven days a week to consider adopting one of the many dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals available and waiting for loving homes.

    Young-Williams Animal Center reminds the community to please spay and neuter your pets.

    The Young-Williams Animal Center is the official animal shelter for Knox County and the city of Knoxville. The center is a nonprofit organization, community-supported through public and private donations, that turns no animal away and is dedicated to the sheltering and placement of animals, general animal welfare, and public education of companion animal issues.

    The Young-Williams Animal Center is conveniently located just off Sutherland Avenue at the entrance to John Tarleton Park at 3201 Division St. in Knoxville. The center is 8/10th of a mile from the intersection of Kingston Pike and Neyland Drive/Concord Street and offers animals for adoption Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 1-6 p.m.

    For more information about Young-Williams Animal Center, including detailed driving directions, call 865-215-6599 or visit http://www.knoxpets.org.
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