Young-Williams Animal Center needs help saving Ida’s animals

Knoxville, Tenn. (WATE) – As recovery efforts continue after the devastation wrought by Ida, the Young-Williams Animal Center is calling for emergency foster families. Their shelter is nearly full and space is needed for lost and stray local animals and evacuated pets.

To help make more space, they’re asking people to provide temporary housing for animals in need. This will help open up shelter space and provide animals with attention and care. All animals that can be taken in will be examined by the shelter veterinarian and will undergo tests, vaccinations, deworming and flea treatments.

Young-Williams will provide care supplies at no cost to the foster family. To become a host family, visit the Young-Williams website and complete the host family form.

Ida is one of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit the continental United States. More than a million people in Louisiana and Mississippi — including all of New Orleans — were left without power because of Ida. The death toll was at four on Tuesday afternoon and is expected to rise.

Benjamin M. Yerger