Listed below are several resources for having/finding animals in Knoxville including adoptable animals, animal control, and dead animal pickup.
YOUNG-WILLIAMS ANIMAL CENTER
The Young-Williams Animal Center is located at at 3201 Division Street,
just off Sutherland Ave near the John Tarleton Home. For detailed
directions, call 865-215-6599.
The center is open Monday-Sunday 12 noon - 6 p.m.
The fee to adopt a pet from the Young - Williams Animal Center ranges
from $75 to $150, depending on the animal's age, how long he or she
has been at our shelter, etc. If you adopt two pets of the same type
(dog, puppy, cat, kitten) from the Center within 30 days, the second
animal is $30 less and the third animal is $40 less. "Best Buddies",
pets who must be adopted together, are adopted for the regular adoption
fee of one of the pets plus $25. Non-traditional pets (such as rabbits,
ferrets, hamsters, guinea pigs, etc.) are available at various adoption
fees. Please call the Center at 865-215-6599 for more information
about our adoption fees. The adoption fee includes a spay or neuter,
shots (except for rabies vaccine, which you must get at your own vet),
a heartworm test for dogs and a feline leukemia test for cats, check
and treatment for intestinal parasites, application of flea control,
a microchip, and an exam by our Animal Center veterinarian. The Animal
Center accepts cash, checks, money orders, credit cards, and debit
Center Services Include:
Take in stray, nuisance, and surrendered animals.
Provide humane treatment of animals while in our custody.
Identify and return lost pets.
Conduct progressive adoption program with spay/neuter and microchip
included in the fee.
Quarantine bite animals for rabies observation.
Provide humane education and pet-care information to the community
Provide services to the citizens of Knoxville and Knox County
while enforcing Tennessee state laws and local ordinances related
Humanely euthanize homeless, unwanted, sick, and injured animals.