Community Invited To Take Pet Pictures With “Santa Claws”

Whether your four-legged friend has been naughty or nice, take your pet to have its picture taken with “Santa Claws” this holiday season.

Young-Williams Animal Center is once again offering pet pictures with “Santa Claws.” These festive photos can be used as unique holiday cards, personalized gifts or keepsakes featuring the furry members of your family. In addition, proceeds from the “Santa Claws” event benefit Young-Williams Animal Center, so your participation will help support animals in need during the holidays and beyond.

Professional photographers from Interesting Developments studio will be taking pet portraits with a real-life Santa against a new backdrop for the 2010 holidays. Mark your calendar; photo sessions will be offered at two locations:

  • Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 20-21, from 1-4 p.m.
    Agri Feed Pet Supply
    5716 Middlebrook Pike in Knoxville;
  • Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4-5, from 1-4 p.m.
    Young-Williams Animal Center
    3201 Division St. in Knoxville;

Photo packages, holiday cards and gift items will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Taylor Slemmer at or call 865-215-6661.

Young-Williams Animal Center reminds the community to please spay and neuter your pets.

The Young-Williams Animal Center is the official animal shelter for Knox County and the city of Knoxville. The center is a nonprofit organization, community-supported through public and private donations, that turns no animal away and is dedicated to the sheltering and placement of animals, general animal welfare, and public education of companion animal issues.

The Young-Williams Animal Center is conveniently located just off Sutherland Avenue at the entrance to John Tarleton Park at 3201 Division St. in Knoxville. The center is 8/10th of a mile from the intersection of Kingston Pike and Neyland Drive/Concord Street and offers animals for adoption Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 1-6 p.m.

For more information about Young-Williams Animal Center, including detailed driving directions, call 865-215-6599 or visit


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