Knoxville News reported on March 5th, 2018, that Young-Williams Animal Shelter in Knoxville, Tennessee, is lowering adoption fees. This is in the interest of finding more homes for animals in need.
Kittens, dogs, and cats will indefinitely have lower fees for adopters. However, fees for puppies and exotic animals will not change.
Not only will lower fees convince more people to purchase animals, says Young-Williams marketing manager Courtney Kliman, but they will help shelter costs. When animals in the shelter receive new homes, Young-Williams does not have to pay as much to keep the animals alive. Another obvious benefit is the decreased stress that pets face as they find new owners.
Knoxville is starting a trend that will hopefully catch waves across other animal shelters.