McKamey Animal Center Announces December Home For The Holidays Events, Including Santa Paws Deliveries

Monday, December 6, 2021

McKamey Animal Center is planning a series of events and incentives throughout the month of December designed to get every adoptable animal a Home for the Holidays. 

All month long, adopters will be able to pick an ornament from MAC’s special holiday tree for a chance to have a reduced adoption fee, exclusive discounts, free pet items and even a 100 percent waiver of all adoption fees.

For the first time ever, MAC’s Santa Paws Deliveries will be delivering smiles on Christmas. Anyone who adopts a pet from MAC between Dec. 17 and Dec. 22 can not only pick an ornament for a chance at a free adoption, they can arrange to have MAC’s Christmas elves deliver their adopted pet right to their door on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Their new pet will be delivered in holiday “attire” (leashes/collars for dogs and carrier for cats) and will come with a special holiday treat bag. 
And for any animals who may still need a home on Christmas, MAC’s Silent Nights Foster Drive hopes to get them new temporary homes where they can spend the holidays. MAC’s expert placements team will match families up with the temporary pet that will best suit them, and give them all the supplies needed to keep everyone happy and healthy through the holidays.  

For more information, call the MAC Adoptions Team at 423-305-6514.  

Santa Paws Deliveries are available only for pets adopted during regular adoption hours Dec. 17-22  and for an additional $100 delivery fee. Deliveries will occur either between 2-6 p.m. on Christmas Eve or 8-10 a.m. on Christmas Day (number of deliveries and delivery windows are limited so that MAC elves can also spend time enjoying the holidays with their own families). Deliveries are within Hamilton County only. 

MAC adopters are no longer required to make an appointment to come meet adoptable animals, but those wishing to make an appointment or get more information should visit the MAC website at www.mckameyanimalcenter.org/adoption or call the adoptions team at 423-305-6514. Anyone entering the shelter must wear a mask due to continued Covid-19 restrictions.


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