Young-Williams to host ‘Howl-o-ween’ fundraiser, offers safety tips

(Photo: Young Williams Animal Center)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – The Young-Williams Animal Center is hosting a fundraiser in honor of Halloween.

Howl-o-ween will be at the Jackson Terminal Friday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event will feature live music by The Coveralls, a costume contest, a taco bar, moonshine tasting, beer, wine, a candy bar and more.

Tickets cost $45 and all of the proceeds will go to the center’s programs. Attendees can buy a ticket through PayPal.

Also, future pet owners can adopt a dog or cat at Young-Williams. Felipe is a well-behaved 7-year-old miniature pinscher/mix.

During Halloween, it is important for pet owners to take precautions. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals suggests owners to hide candy from pets to prevent illness. Some candy, including chocolate, can be toxic to animals. Also, it is important to monitor decorations. Pets can be easily amused with items like wires, candles and more that can cause injury. While a pet costume may be cute, it can cause stress to some pets. The ASPCA says to not put a pet in a costume unless the pet is comfortable, is able to breathe, and does not have limited movement.


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