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For Media Inquiries: Please email Director of Advancement, Lauren Mann or call directly at 423-305-7141.

 

 

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Chattanooga, TN October 1, 2022 —BISSELL Pet Foundation is doing its part to take homeless pets from kennels to couches by sponsoring reduced adoption fees of $50 or less from Oct 1 – 8. The longest-ever National “Empty the Shelters” event will be hosted in more than 280 shelters in 42 states, including McKamey Animal Center.

McKamey Animal Center will participate October 1st through 8th, 2022 offering fee-waived adoptions for adult and senior dogs and cats. McKamey Animal Center currently has more than 120 animals looking for dedicated and loving homes. Interested adopters do not need an appointment to visit the MAC Adoptions Center, or to adopt. All adoptions will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. All interested adopters can find more details online at http://www.mckameyanimalcenter.org.

Bissell’s Empty the Shelter adoption events have helped to adopt out hundreds of animals from McKamey Animal Center into the local Chattanooga community throughout the last year.

“We are just so grateful for all of the support Bissell Pet Foundation has offered MAC this year,” said Director of Advancement, Lauren Mann, “It’s been a tough year, and as we continue to see more and more animals coming through our doors needing critical, life-saving help, having a partner like Bissell has been so wonderful and vital for our adoptions.”

“It has been a challenging year for our nation’s animal shelters. The devastating increase in owner surrenders has left thousands of socialized, house-trained and leash-trained pets desperate to find a home,” said Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. “Our fall’ Empty the Shelters’ will support the adoption of thousands of pets across the country, helping shelters in this critical time. Opening your home to a shelter pet saves a life and creates space to give another pet a chance.”

BISSELL Pet Foundation’s “Empty the Shelters” event is the largest funded adoption event in the country. With a goal of encouraging more families to choose adoption, this lifesaving effort has helped nearly 118,000 pets find loving homes since 2016. “Empty the Shelters” is BISSELL Pet Foundation’s largest program, partnering with a total of 541 animal welfare organizations in 47 states and Canada to reduce adoption fees.

Adoption is a lifetime commitment. BISSELL Pet Foundation and McKamey Animal Center urge families to do their research about the pet they are interested in adopting, as well as adoption requirements. For more information on adopting or donating to “Empty the Shelters,” visit http://www.bissellpetfoundation.org/empty-the-shelters as well as http://www.mckameyanimalcenter.org/adoption-process

 

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Media Contacts:

BISSELL: Brittany Schlacter | Marketing & PR Specialist | brittany.schlacter@BISSELL.com |812.593.3296

MCKAMEY: Lauren Mann | Director of Advancement |directorofadvancement@mckameyanimalcenter.org | (423) 305-7141

 

About McKamey Animal Center

McKamey Animal Center opened its doors in 2008 with the mission of Saving Animals, Helping People. MAC’s vision is to eliminate animal overpopulation, cruelty, and neglect through creating a culture of compassionate care, community engagement, and advocacy for animals by providing programs and education that support people and companion animals. To learn more, please visit http://www.mckameyanimalcenter.org

Follow McKamey Animal Center on social media:

Twitter: @McKameyCenter
Instagram: @McKameyCenter
TikTok: @McKameyCenter
About BISSELL Pet Foundation:

BISSELL Pet Foundation is a charitable 501©(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to help reduce the number of animals in shelters through pet adoption, spay/neuter programs, vaccinations, microchipping and emergency support. Founded in 2011 by Cathy Bissell, BPF is an extension of her long-standing love for animals and commitment to their welfare. BPF has since partnered with more than 5,600 shelters and rescues across the U.S. and Canada to help pets find loving homes. The foundation is supported by generous donors and BISSELL Inc. where every purchase saves pets. To learn more, visit http://www.bissellpetfoundation.org.

Chattanooga, TN (September 22, 2022) – McKamey Animal Center has partnered with Lollypop Farms out of Rochester, New York to help with adoptions after a devastating rodent hoarding case took place. Lollypop Farms seized over 800 animals from World of Wildlife Educational Enforement after Humane Law Enforcement investigators determined the animals were neglected at the facility.

Among the animals seized, were over 470 mice, 150 rats, 40 rabbits, guinea pigs, pigs and other animals. Lollypop Farms has spent the last few months rehabilitating and caring for these animals while adopting them out to loving homes. Although they’ve adopted out hundreds of critters, they asked McKamey Animal Center for help in finding placement for a handful of rats and mice.

McKamey Animal Center has five mice and twelve rats available for adoption from this case. Others are receiving foster care until they will be ready for adoption in the next few weeks.

“We are grateful to have partners like Lollypop Farms and for the opportunity to help these little critters. We can’t wait to see how these pocket pets make their way into the homes and hearts of Chattanoogans,” said Lauren Mann, MAC Director of Advancement.

To adopt a special rat or mouse from MAC, they ask that you visit the Center first. MAC is open Tuesday through Friday, 12 PM to 6 PM, and Saturday and Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM. No appointments are required to adopt, but adoptions are conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Rats and mice have an adoption fee of $10 each. All rodents adopted from the Center are to be personal pets only.

For more information, visit http://www.mckameyanimalcenter.org or follow MAC on social media @mckameycenter to learn more.

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About McKamey Animal Center

McKamey Animal Center opened its doors in 2008 with the mission of Saving Animals, Helping People. MAC’s vision is to eliminate animal overpopulation, cruelty, and neglect through creating a culture of compassionate care, community engagement, and advocacy for animals by providing programs and education that support people and companion animals. To learn more, please visit http://www.mckameyanimalcenter.org

Follow McKamey Animal Center on social media:

Twitter: @McKameyCenter
Instagram: @McKameyCenter
TikTok: @McKameyCenter

Chattanooga, TN (September 12, 2022) – McKamey Animal Center and Best Friends Animal Society, a leading animal welfare organization working to save the lives of cats and dogs in America’s shelters by 2025, are teaming up for another adoption campaign to encourage people to choose to adopt, not buy, their next pet.

“We are so grateful for the opportunity to participate in this National Adoption Weekend with Best Friends! Our adoption fees will be waived for most of our adult and senior dogs and cats for the duration of this event. Our staff and volunteers are really hoping to see our longer residents, senior pets and larger dogs be adopted during this weekend special,” said Lauren Mann, MAC Director of Advancement.

McKamey Animal Center is open Tuesday through Friday from 12 PM to 6 PM, and Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM. All adoption fees will be waived for animals included in this adoption event. All dogs and cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, given parasite prevention, and have received age-appropriate vaccinations before leaving the Center with their new owner. Adoptions fees typically range anywhere from $50 to $300 depending on the animals age, breed, type, etc. To see all available animals at MAC, head over to MAC’s website at http://www.mckameyanimalcenter.org/available-pets.

Recent data released by Best Friends showed that U.S. shelters were seeing an increase in animal intakes and a decrease in pet adoptions from shelters. This has steadily turned into a crisis in the animal welfare community, causing many shelters, including MAC to be far over capacity. In 2022 already, MAC has seen an influx of animals coming through their doors needing help. More than 4,000 animals have already been cared for at MAC this year, that’s 600 more than last year at this time. Currently, over 130 pets are looking to be adopted, with hundreds of more in MAC’s care.

Anyone considering adding a new pet to their family can make a difference by choosing to adopt instead of purchasing their pet.

“There is a growing shelter crisis across the country and the animal welfare community won’t just sit by and let innocent pets die,” said Julie Castle, CEO of Best Friends Animal Society. “In fact, it’s quite the opposite. We’re joining forces with our vast network of shelters and rescues across the country to host our third National Adoption Weekend since May to incentivize people to get out and adopt.”

Due to recent problems such as staffing shortages, limited shelter hours, decreased volunteers, and reduced adoption events, the time is now to help save lives by adopting a pet.

“We have proof that national promotions like the first two adoption weekends we did in May and July work,” said Castle. “Our July National Adoption Weekend saw close to 10,000 animals adopted in a three-day period.”

That’s why McKamey Animal Center is proud to be a part of the upcoming National Adoption Weekend. “We are seeing unprecedented numbers of puppies, kittens, dogs and cats, coming to us. We are not excluded from any of these challenges other shelters are facing — we are definitely more than overcrowded at this point. Looking at our data we are more than over 200% our humane housing capacity currently. Our staff is doing everything we possibly can for the animals in our care,” said Lauren Mann, “For every animal that is adopted 4 to 5 other animals are waiting to come in and fill our kennels. Our foster program has been absolutely critical during this challenging time. If someone is not quite ready to commit to adoption, fostering an animal in need can still make a huge difference in the life of that pet.”

For more information, visit http://www.mckameyanimalcenter.org or follow MAC on social media @mckameycenter to learn more.

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About McKamey Animal Center

McKamey Animal Center opened its doors in 2008 with the mission of Saving Animals, Helping People. MAC’s vision is to eliminate animal overpopulation, cruelty, and neglect through creating a culture of compassionate care, community engagement, and advocacy for animals by providing programs and education that support people and companion animals. To learn more, please visit http://www.mckameyanimalcenter.org

Follow McKamey Animal Center on social media:

Twitter: @McKameyCenter
Instagram: @McKameyCenter
TikTok: @McKameyCenter
About the Best Friends Network

The Best Friends Network is comprised of thousands of public and private shelters, rescue groups, spay/neuter organizations and other animal welfare organizations in all 50 states. We are a coalition committed to saving the lives of homeless cats and dogs through collaboration, information-sharing and implementation of proven lifesaving strategies. Our partners support each other and inspire their own communities to increase lifesaving of dogs and cats across the country.

Chattanooga, TN (August 3rd, 2022) – McKamey Animal Center is excited to announce its latest event – the revival of the beloved summer time dog pool party!

Your favorite event of the Summer is back! Join MAC on Saturday, September 3rd from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM for the 2022 MAC Doggie Pool Pawty at the Carver Recreation Center!

MAC will be offering three swim sessions for you and your furry friend to get your splash on! Admission is $15 per dog (no more than 2 dogs per person please) and you must pre-register online — door tickets will not be sold. There are a limited number of swim tickets available for each session, but tickets are sold by dog, not by person, so bring the whole family!

McKamey plans to have food trucks, a popsicle vendor (for humans and dogs!), dog-friendly games and more at the event. All proceeds will benefit the nearly 5,000 animals that McKamey Animal Center cares for each year.

For more information and to purchase your tickets, please visit https://bit.ly/MACPoolPawty2022 or http://www.mckameyanimalcenter.org.

Beat the summer heat and join in on the best pool paw-ty of the year! All sized dogs are welcome!

 

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About McKamey Animal Center

McKamey Animal Center opened its doors in 2008 with the mission of Saving Animals, Helping People. MAC’s vision is to eliminate animal overpopulation, cruelty, and neglect through creating a culture of compassionate care, community engagement, and advocacy for animals by providing programs and education that support people and companion animals. To learn more, please visit http://www.mckameyanimalcenter.org

Chattanooga, TN (July 29th, 2022) – McKamey Animal Center is excited to announce its latest adoption special and participation in Clear The Shelters, NBCUniversal’s nationwide pet adoption and donation campaign. Clear the Shelters, which will be held during the month of August, has helped more than 700,000 pets find new homes since its 2015 inception.

As part of this year’s month-long Clear The Shelters, NBC and Telemundo owned and affiliated stations across the U.S. and Puerto Rico are partnering with animal shelters and rescue services in their communities to promote pet adoption and raise needed funds. This year’s campaign will again feature online donations to participating shelters or rescues during the campaign at ClearTheSheltersFund.org.

To support Clear The Shelters, Hill’s Pet Nutrition will provide adoption kits to help new pet parents and their pets get a healthy start on their new life together. Kits containing starter bags of Hill’s science-led nutrition, coupons, pet-parenting tips and other supplies will be available at McKamey Animal Center, and other participating shelters, during the campaign.

McKamey Animal Center is taking the event one step further to celebrate – MAC will have a “Name Your Price” adoption fee for the duration of the event for all adoptable animals. This special fee does not include collars, leashes, carriers, city licenses, etc. Adoption fees typically range from $50 to $300 dependent on the animal, age, and breed. Appointments are not required to adopt a pet from McKamey Animal Center. To see all adoptable animals and for more event information, please visit http://www.mckameyanimalcenter.org.

For more information on Clear The Shelters, including participating animal shelters and rescues, along with details on local events, visit ClearTheShelters.com and the Spanish-language site DesocuparlosAlbergues.com.

Follow McKamey Animal Center on social media:

Twitter: @McKameyCenter
Instagram: @McKameyCenter
TikTok: @McKameyCenter
HashTags #MACClearTheShelters #ClearTheSheltersChattanooga
Follow Clear The Shelters on social media:

Twitter @ClearTheShelter
Instagram: cleartheshelters
Hashtags: #ClearTheShelters & #DesocuparLosAlbergues

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About McKamey Animal Center

McKamey Animal Center opened its doors in 2008 with the mission of Saving Animals, Helping People. MAC’s vision is to eliminate animal overpopulation, cruelty, and neglect through creating a culture of compassionate care, community engagement, and advocacy for animals by providing programs and education that support people and companion animals. To learn more, please visit http://www.mckameyanimalcenter.org

About Clear The Shelters

Clear The Shelters™ / Desocupar Los Albergues® is an annual, nationwide pet adoption campaign that is spearheaded by NBCUniversal Local, a division of NBCUniversal. Every year, NBCUniversal Local’s NBC and Telemundo owned stations, plus affiliated stations, partner with animal shelters and rescues in their communities to host Clear The Shelters events. NBCUniversal Local’s Clear The Shelters campaign was inspired by a 2014 North Texas pet adoption event hosted by NBC 5 / KXAS and Telemundo 39 / KXTX and dozens of area shelters that resulted in the most adopted pets in one day for North Texas. Since 2015, NBCUniversal Local’s Clear The Shelters pet adoption campaign has resulted in more than 700,000 pets finding new homes. Visit ClearTheShelters.com and DesocuparLosAlbergues.com for more information.  

About Hill’s Pet Nutrition
Founded more than 80 years ago with an unwavering commitment to science-led pet nutrition, Hill’s Pet Nutrition is on a mission to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. Hill’s is dedicated to pioneering research for dogs and cats using a scientific understanding of their specific needs. As a leading veterinarian recommended pet food brand, knowledge is our first ingredient with 220+ veterinarians, PhD nutritionists and food scientists working to develop breakthrough innovations in pet health. Hill’s Prescription Diet therapeutic nutrition plus our everyday foods, Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Healthy Advantage and Hill’s Bioactive Recipe, are sold at vet clinics and pet specialty retailers worldwide. For more information about our products, nutritional philosophy, visit HillsPet.com or HillsVet.com. To learn more about Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program, visit hillspet.com/shelter.

About NBCUniversal Local

NBCUniversal Local is NBCUniversal’s local media division that delivers English and Spanish-speakers and bilingual audiences in 31 U.S. markets and Puerto Rico, the very best in local sports, news, weather, consumer and investigative reporting, and lifestyle entertainment across any platform and screen. NBCUniversal Local is comprised of three individual media groups including the NBC Owned Television Stations, the NBC Sports Regional Networks and the Telemundo Station Group. The division is also home to multicast networks LX News, COZI TV and TeleXitos, the regional cable news network NECN, a MeTV station, as well as NBC Spot On, an advanced video advertising business designed for local/regional CTV and OTT advertisers and several in-house companies including production company LXTV, marketing and promotions company Skycastle, its out-of-home business NBC Everywhere, and the Arthouse, a graphics design group. With six regional sports networks and 43 NBC and Telemundo stations serving 38 percent of U.S. homes, NBCUniversal Local is the only network-owned local media division that is home to the largest bilingual local newsrooms within the country’s top 10 TV markets. NBCUniversal Local’s stations and networks serve diverse audiences and communities across linear, streaming, OTT, digital web, mobile and audio, and cable platforms and work together to keep local audiences informed anytime and anywhere. For more information, visit NBCUniversal.com.

 

MEDIA CONTACT

Brian Potter

Brian.Potter@nbcuni.com

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National Nonprofit Petco Love Invests in McKamey Animal Center To
Save and Improve the Lives of Pet in Chattanooga, Tennessee

$55,000 grant celebrated at local Petco on July 5th, 2022

 

 

Chattanooga, TN (July 5th, 2022) – McKamey Animal Center has received a $55,000 grant investment from national nonprofit Petco Love during a special celebration at the Hixson Petco, located at 5756 TN-153 Suite 100, Hixson, TN 37343 on July 5th, 2022 at 2pm in support of their lifesaving work for animals in Southeastern Tennessee.

 

 

Petco Love is a national nonprofit leading change for pets by harnessing the power of love to make communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since its founding in 1999, Petco Love has invested $330 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. And Petco Love helps find loving homes for pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations — like ours — across North America, with 6.5 million pets adopted and counting.

 

 

“Our investment in McKamey Animal Center is part of more than $15M in investments recently announced by Petco Love to power local organizations across the country as part of our commitment to create a future in which no pet is unnecessarily euthanized,” said Susanne Kogut, president of Petco Love. “Our local investments are only part of our strategy to empower animal lovers to drive lifesaving change right alongside us. We recently celebrated the one-year launch anniversary of Petco Love Lost, a national lost and found database that uses pet facial recognition technology to simplify the search for lost pets.”

 

 

“We are so grateful for this investment in the life-saving work MAC does each and every day,” said Lauren Mann, MAC Director of Advancement. “Generous grant support from Petco Love will continue to provide funding and resources for homeless, neglected and unwanted animals that MAC cares for.”

 

McKamey Animal Center is a nonprofit organization that provides life-saving services to both pets and people within the communities of Chattanooga, Lakesite and Redbank. The funds received from this grant will allow McKamey to continue to support the communities we serve in numerous ways with a specific focus on MAC’s Trailblazer and K9-to-5 programs. Since 2008, McKamey Animal Center has provided life-saving medical care, shelter, support, and love to thousands of homeless, neglected, and abused pets all across the greater Chattanooga area.

 

 

For more information about McKamey Animal Center, visit www.mckameyanimalcenter.org. Learn more about Petco Love here: petcolove.org.

 

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About McKamey Animal Center

 

McKamey Animal Center opened its doors in 2008 with the mission of Saving Animals, Helping People. MAC’s vision is to eliminate animal overpopulation, cruelty, and neglect by creating a culture of compassionate care, community engagement, and advocacy for animals by providing programs and education that support people and companion animals. To learn more, please visit www.mckameyanimalcenter.org

 

 

About Petco Love

Petco Love is a life-changing nonprofit organization that makes communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since our founding in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, we’ve empowered animal welfare organizations by investing $330 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. We’ve helped find loving homes for more than 6.5 million pets in partnership with Petco and organizations nationwide.

 

Our love for pets drives us to lead with innovation, creating tools animal lovers need to reunite lost pets, and lead with passion, inspiring and mobilizing communities and our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners to drive lifesaving change alongside us.  Join us. Visit petcolove.org or follow on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and LinkedIn to be part of the lifesaving work we lead every day.

 

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McKamey Animal Center Brings Fee-Waived Adoptions to Chattanooga All Month Long


Chattanooga, Tennessee (June 28, 2022) – McKamey Animal Center is excited to announce its latest adoption special – fee-waived adoptions for the entire month of July!


In an effort to find homes for as many animals as possible, MAC will be waiving adoption fees for all animals – adults to puppies and kittens, and everything in between for the entire month of July. This is only made possible thanks to generous donors and national partners such as PetSmart and the Bissell Foundation who help to offset the adoption fees through national programs and sponsorships.

Starting July 1st, MAC will waive adoption fees for all adoptable animals. From July 11th through 17th, MAC will be participating in PetSmart National Adoption Week with adoptable animals visiting the Hixson PetSmart daily. Additionally, starting July 18th, MAC will be participating in the Bissell Foundation’s summer event, Empty the Shelters, which runs through the remainder of the month.


“We have so many wonderful animals looking for loving homes to call their own,” said Director of Advancement, Lauren Mann. “Having partners like PetSmart, Bissell and our private donors helping to support this adoption event is absolutely incredible. We are all so grateful at MAC for their support.”

Every dog and cat adoption from McKamey Animal Center includes the animal being spayed or neutered (altered/fixed), up to date on age-appropriate vaccines, microchipped, and more. Adoption fees typically range anywhere from $50 to $200 depending on the animals’ age, breed and species. This adoption special does not cover City license fees, leashes, collars and carriers for animals.


To view adoptable animals, visit www.mckameyanimalcenter.org/available-pets or visit MAC in person! MAC is open Tuesday through Friday, 12 PM to 6 PM, and Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM. All adoptions are done on a first-come, first-served basis. For questions regarding an adoptable animal, call 423-305-7141 to speak to a MAC Adoption Counselor.

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About McKamey Animal Center

McKamey Animal Center opened its doors in 2008 with the mission of Saving Animals, Helping People. MAC’s vision is to eliminate animal overpopulation, cruelty, and neglect by creating a culture of compassionate care, community engagement, and advocacy for animals by providing programs and education that support people and companion animals. To learn more, please visit http://www.mckameyanimalcenter.org

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McKamey Animal Center is Awarded Pets For Life Mentorship Grant

 

Chattanooga, TN, June 28, 2022 –  McKamey Animal Center is proud to announce that it has been awarded a Pets for Life Mentorship grant to provide direct, hands-on community outreach for pet owners in the most under-resourced areas of Chattanooga.  The program is sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States.

 

“McKamey Animal Center’s mission is Saving Animals, Helping People,” said MAC Executive Director Inga Fricke. “This partnership, which brings supplemental resources directly to pet owners, is a perfect match for that mission.  We are excited to launch Pets for Life Chattanooga to make a real and lasting difference for people and pets in our community.”

 

The new program will be centered in the Alton Park area, a community in which pet owners have not historically been adequately supported. “Pets for life will provide services and resources to residents in the South Chattanooga community to enhance knowledge about pet care options,” said District 7 Concilwoman Raquetta Dotley.   

 

Pets for Life provides grants, in-depth training and ongoing guidance to local organizations across the United States, so they have the support needed to sustain the outreach program long term. With an estimated 23 million pets and 45 million people living in poverty across the country, Pets for Life addresses the critical lack of available and affordable resources in those communities.

To learn more about this life-saving program, please visit www.mckameyanimalcenter.org

 

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About McKamey Animal Center

McKamey Animal Center opened its doors in 2008 with the mission of Saving Animals, Helping People. MAC’s vision is to eliminate animal overpopulation, cruelty, and neglect by creating a culture of compassionate care, community engagement, and advocacy for animals by providing programs and education that support people and companion animals. To learn more, please visit http://www.mckameyanimalcenter.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

McKamey Animal Center is offering Reduced and Fee-Waived Adoption Fees May 20 – 22, thanks to Bounty and Best Friends Animal Society

 

Assets: 

Best Friends CEO Julie Castle b-roll

Bounty kitten photos

Pets at home b-roll

 

 

Chattanooga, TN May 19, 2022 –  This weekend, Bounty Paper Towels is partnering with participating Best Friends Animal Society network partners to surprise new pet owners by helping to pick up adoption fees at shelters across the country.

 

That includes McKamey Animal Center, where adoption fees will be waived for senior pets and reduced for all adult pets. All adoptions include the newly adopted pet being spayed or neutered (fixed/altered), up to date on age-appropriate vaccines, microchipped and more! McKamey Animal Center in Chattanooga, TN is open to the public daily from Tuesday through Friday 12 to 6 PM, and Saturday and Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM. MAC is closed on Mondays. Appointments are not required to adopt. All adoptions are completed on a first-come, first-served basis. Available pets can be previewed at www.mckameyanimalcenter.org/available-pets

 

“We are so thankful for partners like Best Friends and Bounty who are doing everything they can to help adoptable animals find new, loving homes,” said Director of Animal Care, Suzanne D’Alonzo. “We can’t wait to see how many pets go home this weekend – we hope to see mostly empty kennels on Sunday afternoon!”

 

Currently, there are 100,000 more pets awaiting homes at shelters than at this time last year due to recent problems such as staffing shortages, limited shelter hours, decreased volunteers, and reduced adoption events. 

 

“MAC has been no exception to the challenges mentioned. We’ve experienced staffing crisis, supply chain shortages, and a large influx in unaltered and unwanted animals. We need our local community to help by adopting and fostering pets now more than ever,” said Inga Fricke, MAC Executive Director.

For every pet Bounty helps get adopted, it can save two lives: the pet who goes home and the one who now has space to come to MAC.

 

That’s why the promotion could not have come at a better time, according to Julie Castle, CEO of Best Friends Animal Society. “May is one of the highest intake months for animal shelters around the country. The sad truth is that shelters get overcrowded when pets aren’t adopted quickly enough and this can put lives at risk,” says Castle. “That’s why we’re grateful that Bounty wanted to quickly come to the rescue.”  

 

Bounty was happy to assist. “As every pet parent knows, pet messes are no ordinary messes, which is why you shouldn’t use an ordinary paper towel.” says Janette Yauch, Vice President, Bounty. “We are honored to join Best Friends Animal Society to help save the lives of pets while helping pet parents everywhere.” 

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About McKamey Animal Center

McKamey Animal Center opened its doors in 2008 with the mission of Saving Animals, Helping People. MAC’s vision is to eliminate animal overpopulation, cruelty, and neglect by creating a culture of compassionate care, community engagement, and advocacy for animals by providing programs and education that support people and companion animals. To learn more, please visit http://www.mckameyanimalcenter.org

 

About the Best Friends Network 

The Best Friends Network is comprised of thousands of public and private shelters, rescue groups, spay/neuter organizations and other animal welfare organizations in all 50 states. We are a coalition committed to saving the lives of homeless cats and dogs through collaboration, information-sharing and implementation of proven lifesaving strategies. Our partners support each other and inspire their own communities to increase lifesaving of dogs and cats across the country.

 

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Contact Us

McKamey Animal Center

4500 N. Access Rd.

Chattanooga, TN 37415

McKamey Animal Center was founded in 2008, serving the pets and people of the cities of Chattanooga, Red Bank and Lakesite, Tennessee. MAC is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization.