McKamey Races Ahead Of Hurricane Irma To Rescue More Animals

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Immediately following their rescue efforts after Hurricane Harvey last week, McKamey Animal Center has sent more rescue efforts south to Glynn County Animal Control in Brunswick, Ga., near St. Simon Island to aid in the evacuation of their animals before the inevitable destruction Hurricane Irma is projected to bring.
 
Officials said, "McKamey has made nonstop efforts to bring more than 50 animals north of the Category 4 Hurricane Irma in order to give them each the chance of survival that they deserve."
 
        "The efforts made for these animals have been both exhausting and heartbreaking, but that is why we do what we do here," said Jamie McAloon, executive director. "Because of the community support we receive, we are able ensure that we are ready to answer the call in situations like this when animals are in urgent need."
 
   The damage from Hurricane Harvey left thousands animals left homeless and fighting for survival. While fortunate to have the means to rescue these animals, McKamey now has a need for medium and large dog leashes, collars, big chew toys, foster care participants and of course, adoptions. Each animal McKamey rescues from these hurricane zones will have a spacious kennel, soft bed and veterinary care but what they need most is a forever home.

 

   You can make your donations to McKamey, or learn more information about fostering or adopting an animal by visiting their facility at 4500 N. Access Road in Chattanooga. For more information about how you can help Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma animal victims, please visit www.mckameyanimalcenter.org or call (423) 305-6500


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Chattanooga Department of Transportation announces the following closures beginning Thursday: Youngstown Road Youngstown Road will be closed to through traffic due to utility construction ... (click for more)

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Happenings

CDOT Announces Construction Closures On Youngstown Road And E. 3rd Street Beginning Thursday

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Red Clay Road Closing Sept. 25 For Cross Drain Replacement

Red Clay Road will be closed at 5224 Red Clay Road beginning Sept. 25 at 8:30 a.m. for cross drain replacement. South of the work zone will utilize Wolfe Street to Apison Road to Old Apison Road. North of the work zone will utilize Old Apison Road to Apison Road to Wolfe Street. (click for more)

Breaking News

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Opinion

Let The Water Company Pay The Bill - And Response

Tennessee American breaks a line and 35,000 people lose water for three days. Well they don’t exactly admit they broke it, they were working on it a few feet away and it just broke….so they say. One half of TAWC service area is out of water three days and nights, hospitals canceling surgery, schools closed and opened and then sending the children home, businesses shut down, government ... (click for more)

Gregg Gentry Says He Was Not At Meeting On Nurse Pay

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