McKamey Sets Adoption Record; Plans For Mega-Adopt-A-Thon

Sunday, September 04, 2011

The Saturday before Labor Day, the McKamey Animal Center broke its previous record of animals adopted in a single day, as 21 animals found homes.

Among the adoptees this weekend were Kimmie and Dixie Chick. Kimmie was brought in as a puppy with an underdeveloped eye that had to be removed. While Kimmie's brother and friends were adopted around her, she sat at the Center and waited for months - until this weekend, when she found the playmates she had been waiting for: two little boys and their family, who fell in love with the playful Lab puppy.

Dixie Chick, a sweet, year-old Pit Bull Terrier, came into the McKamey Center as a victim of domestic violence. On Saturday she was one of the 21 animals who found the security and care of a loving home.

A Doggie Paddle Pool Party at Warner Park Pool and Spray Park will be next Saturday from 12:00-3:00. Admission is $15 for the first dog, and $10 for each additional dog. Proceeds benefit the homeless animals of McKamey Animal Center.

It is sponsored by the city of Chattanooga Parks and Recreation Department and Petco.

Officials said, "If you are looking for a new furry friend, join McKamey Animal Center, the Humane Educational Society, East Ridge Animal Shelter, and Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care at the Gunbarrel PetSmart for a Mega Adopt-A-Thon next Friday through Sunday.

"There will be 100 animals available for adoption each day as well as food, games, prizes, and lots of tail-wagging fun."

Location: Petsmart - 2130 Gunbarrel Road
Friday, Sept. 9 - Noon to 8 p.m
Saturday, Sept. 10 - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 11 - Noon to 6 p.m.


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