American Humane Presents McKamey Animal Center With Feed The Hungry Grant
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
American Humane announced that McKamey Animal Center received a grant from American Humane’s Feed the Hungry fund. Located in Chattanooga, MAC works to eliminate animal overpopulation, cruelty and neglect.
“Animals have a special place in my heart, and I am saddened to see so many being abandoned and left hungry as a result of this sweeping COVID-19 pandemic,” said Jean Shafiroff, national Feed the Hungry spokesperson for American Humane and renowned philanthropist. “We must ensure that rescue organizations have the basic resources necessary to care for these defenseless animals.”
Officials said, "Like every other business or organization in America, rescue shelters are struggling to maintain basic services and care for their animal residents in the face of the current worldwide pandemic.
Thousands of animals are being left without homes and facilities are in desperate need of general supplies. In response to the overwhelming number of calls received from animal rescuers, shelters and first responders, American Humane launched the Feed the Hungry fund to feed and care for animals across the country who have been abandoned as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The fund seeks to raise much-needed resources to help shelters and rescue organizations that are not only struggling to keep the lights on, but also to keep critical supplies like food stocked."
“On behalf of all of our kitties and our staff, we want to thank you American Humane for your funding,” said Stormy Farr, feline supervisor at McKamey Animal Center.