Young-Williams Animal Center receives 20 more beagles for adoption

Knoxville, Tenn. (WATE) – An east Tennessee facility accepted more beagles on Thursday after receiving several from a mass-breeding facility in early August.

Young-Williams Animal Center accepted 20 more beagles and has taken in 40 since August. The Young-Williams accepted the first group of 20 beagles into the facility after a Virginia facility closed for multiple animal welfare violations under federal regulations.

Young-Williams will conduct health assessments and then release the dogs into pre-approved foster homes for care and socialization.

Most of the beagles in the first group were adopted. Young Williams encourages everyone in the community to adopt the second newcomers.

Potential adopters must submit an application for each beagle. According to the press release, there is no waiting list. Those who did not obtain a beagle from the first group must complete a new application.

Young-Williams added that the beagles will live with foster families and will not be in either shelter.

To complete a beagle encounter application or make a donation, visit

People can also view the beagles Young-Williams has in their facility, visit the website, or come to either of the shelters at 3201 Division St. near Sutherland Avenue or 6400 Kingston Pike in Bearden.

Benjamin M. Yerger