With the holidays approaching fast, there are many animals looking for a warm and loving home. Knoxville is home to many animal shelters that provide a temporary home while they wait for adoption. However, these local animal centers are always needing donations if you’re unable to adopt.
Young Williams Animal Center
The Young Williams Animal Center has two locations in Knoxville. They strive to lead the community to end pet homelessness, promote animal welfare, and enhance the human-animal bond.
Adoption fees for animals are based on their age, $250 for puppies, $40 for adult dogs, $100 for kittens, $25 for adult cats, and $10 – $60 for small mammals.
Young Williams is open 10am – 6pm every day. They offer adoption, fostering, spay and neuter solutions, volunteer work, and a lost and found program. Donations are welcome on their website here or call (865) 215-6599 for more information.
Happy Paws Kitten Rescue
Happy Paws Kitten Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing medical services and re-home homeless, abandoned, and abused cats. Included with adoption are various vet treatments and a PetSmart adoption pack.
Donations are also welcome either monetary or items such as food, litter, toys, beds, and scratchers. For more information you can find their website here or call 865-765-3400.
Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley
The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley is the oldest animal shelter in the state. Their mission is to provide lifesaving programs to lift the lives of people and companion animals in the communities we serve. They offer adoption, fostering, and examinations.
They are open 1pm – 6 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, and 11am – 6pm Friday- Sunday. You can find out more information here or call 865-573-9675 for more information.
Blount County Animal Center
Blount County Animal Center in Maryville, TN aims to serve the community through innovative approaches to sheltering, adopting, and spaying and neutering of animals, and to educate the public on responsible pet ownership and animal welfare.
Adoption fees for animals are based on their age, $140 for puppies, $110 for dogs 1-5 years old, $95 for dogs 5 years and over, $25 for cats. These fees also include annual shots, rabies vaccinations, and a free vet visit.
Donations are welcome as monetary or goods such as animal food, beds, cleaning supplies, and toys. Donate on their website here and call 865-980-6244 for more information.
Furthermore, visit WearKnox for gifts where all proceeds go to United Way of Greater Knoxville. United Way funds programs that focus on health, education, and financial stability. Additionally, as the holiday season approaches, your United Way donations and animal adoptions will be greatly appreciated.