Free Admission to Knoxville Zoo November 10th & 11th, 2012, Reminder

Just a reminder that you can visit the Knoxville Zoo for free this weekend and help a few great local organizations!

Visitors to Knoxville Zoo will enjoy free admission and parking during the zoo’s annual Kroger Free Weekend on Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday, Nov. 11, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (Last admissions are one hour before closing at 3:30 p.m.)

Knoxville Zoo hosts Kroger Free Weekend to give everyone the opportunity to visit the zoo, say thanks for the community support the zoo receives throughout the year and help other local non-profit organizations.  Although a donation is not required for free admission to Knoxville Zoo, Free Weekend visitors are encouraged to bring donated items to help Mission of Hope, Young-Williams Animal Center, the Blount County Humane Society and PAWS of Knoxville.

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, new children’s toys and hygiene items such as tooth brushes, toothpaste, dental floss, bar soap, deodorant and shampoo.

The 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 dry and canned dog, cat, puppy and kitten food.

The Blount County Humane Society shelters homeless and abused animals and places puppies, kittens, dogs and cats in loving, responsible homes.  They are requesting donations of Purina brand dog, cat, puppy and kitten food.

PAWS of Knoxville is a program of the Knoxville Knox County Office on Aging that places adoptable senior pets with senior citizens.  They are in need of wet and dry dog and cat food, flea and tick preventative and cat and dog toys.


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