Designate your donation to one of these funds:
General Operating Fund
These funds helps us offset the cost of providing food, shelter and care to the nearly 12,000 animals that come to us every year. By helping us keep our doors open, we can further our mission to find a home for every pet.
Mardi Growl 2017- Sit and Stay
Do you want to be part of Knoxville's biggest pet parade but you also want to sleep in? You can still help homeless pets by making a donation to symbolically walk in the parade.
New Digital X-Ray Machine
A very generous donor is matching your gifts up to $23,000 to help us replace our 23-year-old machine with a new digital x-ray machine! Digital x-ray will give our veterinarians faster, clearer images to better care for injured animals. A new machine will also enable immediate record transfers between us and local vets.
Animal Compassion Fund
The Animal Compassion Fund is dedicated to healing sick or injured animals with treatable conditions that might otherwise keep them from ever making it to our adoption floor.
Our "Furry Friends" donors are people who want to help an animal but perhaps aren't able to adopt one themselves. A $75.00 donation pays the adoption fee of an available, adult animal, chosen by our staff, based upon how long it has been on the adoption floor. These sponsorships can be made in honor of someone special, or in memory of a favorite pet.
Pet Food Pantry
Young-Williams’ Pet Food Pantry is open once a month to temporarily help financially qualified Knox Countians feed their pets during difficult times. The pantry helps people keep their pets in their homes, rather than have to surrender them — a situation that worsens overcrowding in our shelter.
Walkway of Life
A $100 donation to Y-W's "Walkway of Life" memorializes a family member or a favorite pet with the purchase of a custom-engraved brick. These bricks line the walkway to the main shelter and, by featuring names, dates, and special messages, they create a lasting tribute.
Spay it Forward
Our spay/neuter services are available to anyone, regardless of residence. Young-Williams Spay/Neuter Solutions offers subsidized, low-cost services to pet owners who want to do the right thing but may not be able to afford to have a pet spayed or neutered without our clinic. Your donation of $75.00 will cover the full cost of a surgery. Alternatively, a $45 donation will pay for the subsidized price for a cat, and $65 for the subsidized price of a dog. Donors, foundations, and grant funding help us keep our costs low for those who need our help the most.