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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Animal Center to Participate in Child Public Safety Day
Young Williams Animal CenterAugust 18, 2011 - Young-Williams Animal Center will be on site for Child Public Safety Day, an event provided to the community by Knox County Schools CTE Partnerships, at John Tarleton Park from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20.

CTE Partnerships, Knox County Schools' Career-Technical Education program, has partnered with the Knox County Sheriff's Office, Knoxville Police Department, Knoxville Fire Department, FBI and Rural/Metro, along with Young-Williams Animal Center, to offer area families an event where children and parents will learn about various safety issues.

Representatives from the various organizations will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. The first 200 children to arrive will receive a free bike helmet, and the first 1,500 children accompanied by an adult will receive a fingerprinting/DNA kids' safety kit.

Young-Williams will be on hand to provide safety services for the furry members of the family including $10 rabies vaccinations and $10 microchips.

John Tarleton Park is located at 3101 Division St. across from Young-Williams Animal Center. Families attending Child Public Safety Day are encouraged also to stop by the animal center. Young-Williams is currently offering a "Priceless Pooches Stimulus Package," through which every adult dog is available for just a $50 adoption fee through Aug. 31. On Saturday and Sunday only, Young-Williams also is offering a "Fat Cat Entitlement Program," through which all adult cats are available for just a $25 adoption fee.

For more information about CTE and Child Public Safety Day, visit www.ctepartnership.org or contact Buck Coatney at 865-773-9290.

To learn more about Young-Williams Animal Center and adoption specials, visit www.knoxpets.org.

About Young-Williams Animal Center

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.

Young-Williams Animal Center is located off Sutherland Avenue at the entrance to John Tarleton Park at 3201 Division St. and is open Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from 1-6 p.m. Young-Williams Animal Village is located at 6400 Kingston Pike adjacent to Deane Hill Drive and offers animal adoptions seven days a week from noon-6 p.m.

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