To celebrate their 70th anniversary as part of the Knoxville community, Zoo Knoxville will be offering 70 cent admission with the donation of a non-perishable food item for Mission of Hope or pet supplies for Young-Williams Animal Center, The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley and Knox County’s Office on Aging PAWS program Nov. 1-30, 2018.
General zoo admission tickets for ages four and up are 70 cents each and parking is free Nov. 1-30, 2018, with a donated item for each ticket. To ensure a safe and pleasant experience for guests, a limited number of tickets are available for each day, and advance online purchase is required. Tickets can be purchased online at zooknoxville.org.
Attendees must bring a donation of a non-perishable food item, hygiene item, new child’s toy, dog or cat food or new pet toy in addition to each ticket for zoo entry. The donations help local non-profit organizations Mission of Hope, Young-Williams Animal Center, The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley and Knox County Office on Aging’s Knox PAWS program.
Mission of Hope is a volunteer organization providing assistance, aid and resources to those living in poverty-stricken areas in rural Appalachia. In order to help meet the increased demand of the holiday season, they are requesting donations of non-perishable food items. They are also accepting donations of new children’s toys and hygiene items.
Young-Williams Animal Center serves the community by providing compassionate care to animals, working to find homes for adoptable pets, providing affordable spaying and neutering services, and educational programs about animal welfare. The center is in need of canned dog, puppy, cat and kitten food, kitty litter and new pet toys for dogs and cats (no rawhide or bones).
The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley (HSTV) is a no-kill rescue and adoption facility. HSTV is committed to its relationships with other shelters in the region, primarily by transferring animals to their facility for adoption. They offer a low cost spay/neuter/vaccination clinic, dog training, educational services and volunteer. The center is in need of dry and canned dog, puppy, cat and kitten food, kitty litter and new pet toys.
Knox PAWS matches eligible seniors with adoptable pets. Research indicates that pets improve seniors’ physical, emotional, and mental health. The Knox PAWS program works with area animal shelters to match senior pets with senior citizens. PAWS is in need of dry and canned dog and cat food, kitty litter and new pet toys.
Discounted tickets are valid only for the date printed on the ticket and no rain checks will be offered. Limit 12 tickets per order.
Learn more at http://www.zooknoxville.org.