McKamey And Humane Society Among Rescue Waggin' Partners

Monday, October 3, 2011

October is Adopt-A-Dog month and it’s the month when PetSmart Charities celebrates the 50,000th dog taking a life-saving ride through their Rescue Waggin’ program – a national transport program that transfers dogs and puppies from animal shelters with high pet populations to other animal shelters in other communities where adoptable dogs are more in demand.

As official Rescue Waggin’ partners, the McKamey Animal Care and Adoption Center and the Humane Education Society will celebrate this milestone, along with 60 other shelters in the program, during their October Rescue Waggin’ transports.

"Every dog getting on the Rescue Waggin' vehicle in October is one of 50,000 dogs saved through the program since 2004," says Susana Della Maddalena, executive director for PetSmart Charities. “Both these agencies have been instrumental in reaching this collective milestone. Every month, these Rescue Waggin' partner shelters demonstrate their sincere dedication to helping pets in their community.”

The Rescue Waggin’ vehicle will make their monthly pick up of dogs and puppies in need of homes from both the McKamey Animal Care and Adoption Center and the Humane Education Society on Oct. 18. The McKamey Animal Care and Adoption Center has sent 382 dogs and puppies since February 2010 and the Humane Education Society has sent 336 dogs and puppies since March 2009 to other shelters across the nation to save more pets’ lives in Chattanooga.

These two shelters are among only three shelters in Tennessee in this national life-saving transport program.

Both shelters in the Rescue Waggin’ program are eligible for grants from PetSmart Charitiesbtv.com, to help improve operations and increase spay/neuter resources in their communities. To learn more about the Rescue Waggin’ program, visit http://www.petsmartcharities.org/rescue-waggin/.


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