- The 12 pets who the receive the most votes will each be professionally photographed and featured on their own month of the official 2021 Young-Williams Animal Center Calendar.
- The pet with the most votes will have first pick of months for their feature and will be honored with special recognition within the shelter for one year.
- The 12 winners will each receive a free copy of the finished calendar.
- Each entry that receives at least five votes will be included in a photo collage on the last pages of the calendar.
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Each year, Young-Williams Animal Center takes in nearly 10,000 homeless, stray and unwanted pets. We are the open-intake shelter for the City of Knoxville and Knox County, meaning we take in every animal in need of care regardless of age, health, or behavior.
In 2019, more than 5,600 pets were adopted from Young-Williams and over 1,500 lost pets were reunited with their owners. Last year, we sent 2,028 animals to foster homes, many were neonatal kittens that needed round the clock care. Our Pet Resource Center helped 84% of pet owners who were considering surrendering their pet, keep their animals by providing pet supplies, emergency medical assistance, and other resources. In 2019, our save-rate was 94%, and it's because of supporters like you.
When you support Young-Williams Animal Center, you are saving lives. Every dollar donated through our 2021 Pet Calendar Contest supports the life-saving programs at Young-Williams Animal Center. Your donation means more happy reunions, more furever families, and more lives saved.
Young-Williams Animal Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and rely on support from our community to achieve our vision of A Home for Every Pet.
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- The 12 pets who receive the most votes will be professionally photographed by our official shelter photographer for their calendar feature. All other entrants who receive at least five votes will be included in a photo collage on the last page of the calendar, using their original photo submission.
- Photo entries should not include humans. Any image that includes people, or content that is deemed inappropriate, indecent or obscene, as determined by the staff of Young-Williams Animal Center, will be removed from the Calendar Contest.
- Only one pet per contest entry. There is no limit to the number of pets or photos you can submit, but you may not submit multiple pets in the same entry.
- Month assignments will be determined based on owners' preferences, with priority given to pets with the most votes.
- Votes are $1 each and are considered donations to Young-Williams Animal Center. Donations are fully tax-deductible as permitted by law. Young-Williams Animal Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
- Photographs must either feature pets owned by the entrant, OR the entrant must have permission from the pet's owner to submit their pet's image. All photos become the property of Young-Williams Animal Center.
- Young-Williams Animal Center's vision is A Home for Every Pet and we take in nearly 10,000 homeless pets every year; therefore, we ask that no calendar contest entrant be involved in the breeding or selling of animals.