Furry Fall Festival Fun For Pets and Owners Alike

Pet owners and animal enthusiasts alike are invited to attend the Furry Fall Festival to learn more about pet-related resources in the Knoxville community. And, of course, furry friends are welcome, too!

The Furry Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., and it’s free and open to the public. This year the festival is moving to the parking lot of the new Young-Williams Animal Village at 6400 Kingston Pike on Bearden Hill.

“We hope both pet owners and prospective pet owners will take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn about the hard-working animal welfare community and about Young-Williams Animal Center and our wonderful partners,” said Tim Adams, executive director for Young-Williams Animal Center.

Events and activities this year will include:

  • Rabies vaccinations by the Knox County Health Department for $10.
  • Pet microchipping by Young-Williams Animal Center for $10.
  • Information about pet first aid, CPR and other courses provided by the American Red Cross.
  • Product information on pet containment systems by Invisible Fence.
  • Doggie daycare information from PetSafe.
  • Representatives on hand from ETAPPS, East Tennessee Association of Professional Pet Sitters.
  • Additional materials and information from area animal organizations.
  • Treats for furry friends and give-away items for kids.

Representatives from local and regional animal rescue organizations will be present and some will have adoptable animals on site. Rescue groups scheduled to attend include Horse Haven of Tennessee, Siberian Husky Assist, Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue, German Shepherd Rescue of East Tennessee, Small Breed Rescue of East Tennessee, Australian Shepherd Rescue of Tennessee, East Tennessee Pit Bull Rescue, Smokey Mountain Great Dane Rescue and Siamese Cat Rescue.

“The Furry Fall Festival is a great way to meet other pet enthusiasts, share pet training tips and get advice from animal care professionals,” said Adams. “We hope to see you and your furry friend at the festival!”

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