McKamey Animal Center Hires Executive Director

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Jamie McAloon Lampman
Jamie McAloon Lampman

The board of directors of the Animal Care Trust announced the hiring of a new executive director, Jamie McAloon Lampman.  

Ms. Lampman has a long and distinguished career in animal welfare and has most recently been the director of the Ingram County Animal Control and Shelter in Mason, Mi. A member of several prestigious animal-related organizations, Ms. Lampman brings over 25 years of experience to the position.

A press release stated, "An extensive, national search to replace recently departed director Karen Walsh resulted in several interviews and Ms. Lampman was selected by a committee of board members and approved by the entire board as the next director. McKamey Animal Center opened in 2008 and has seen more than 40,000 animals through the doors since opening.
  Under the direction of Ms. Walsh the center became a model of animal welfare and care that is visited by groups throughout the nation as they study the success of the center.  Through aggressive spay/neuter programs and active outreach, the center finished 2013 with a live release rate of over 72 percent, an amazing accomplishment for an open-door shelter and well above the national average.
 
"Ms. Lampman will begin in early February and manage a staff of over 40 caring and dedicated workers and more than 100 animal care volunteers.  The Center is a model for modern animal welfare techniques and practices and has working relationships with Chattanooga State School of Veterinary Medicine, RIVER, PetSmart Charities, the Humane Society of the United States and the ASPCA among others.  Selected by the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce as the not-for-profit business of the year in 2013, McKamey Animal Center is a leader in animal welfare in the United States.
 
"The board is happy to welcome Ms. Lampman and looks forward to her continuing the growth and stability of the animal welfare in the City of Chattanooga."

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