Young-Williams at critical capacity for dogs after holiday weekend

Ringo / Source: Young-Williams Animal Center

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Young-Williams Animal Center is at critical capacity for dogs following the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

According to a release from the center, they have many unclaimed dogs taken in after running away or becoming lost over the weekend. The shelter's lost and found section is full, with many dogs being there several days or longer.

The shelter is asking the public for help. "We need the public's help," Young-Williams Animal Center CEO Janet Testerman said. "In addition to our already high summer intake of strays, the holiday weekend brought us many animals that got loose during outdoor activities, were scared by fireworks or wandered off during the bustle of the festivities."

Testerman said the shelter need's the public's help getting the animals to their families or getting them to a new family.

To look for a lost pet, go to Young-Williams Animal Center at 3201 Division St. If you're looking to adopt, you can go to the Division Street center or Young-Williams Animal Village at 6400 Kingston Pike. Both are open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a closing from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. for quiet time.

To learn more, go here.

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