In July 2013, Young-Williams Animal Center in Knoxville took in 718 cats and 391 of those were kittens. Though the numbers for January through June of this year have decreased, kittens are arriving in bunches this month.
“In the last seven days, we have taken in over 60 kittens,” Jeff Ashin, Young-Williams Animal Center CEO, said. “Because intake is on the rise, we’re cutting adoption fees to encourage forever homes. All of the kittens have great personalities and will make fantastic pets.”
Beginning immediately, the shelter is reducing the adoption price for kittens to $75. Every adopted animal will receive the services covered by the normal fees, which include a veterinary physical exam, spay/neuter surgery, some standard vaccinations, a microchip with registration and more. The adoption prices will be available at Young-Williams Animal Center at 3201 Division St., off Sutherland Drive, and the Young-Williams Animal Village at 6400 Kingston Pike on Bearden Hill.
The single and most humane way to help control pet overpopulation is to spay and neuter animals in the community.
“Spaying and neutering cats save lives,” Ashin said. “Fewer litters mean lower intake numbers at the shelter, which increases space for animals and decreases the need for euthanasia. During this adoption special, we hope cat lovers will sponsor and adopt the cats in the shelter and prevent future litters by spaying or neutering their cats.”
To learn more about Young-Williams Animal Center, visit www.young-williams.org or check out Young-Williams Animal Center on Facebook. Young-Williams Animal Center reminds the community to please spay and neuter your pets.