Taking (Animal) Control

Stray dog in an alley

Under a new contract, Young-Williams Animal Center — rather than law enforcement — would respond to calls about dogs, cats and more.

Beast Burden

A gray tabby cat with kittens

A summer surge in demand for shelter has left Young-Williams Animal Center operating on “emergency only” status often in recent months.

Letting the Stray Cats Strut

Backlit cat at sunset

City Council is moving toward changing the way the city manages feral and community cats throughout Knoxville.