McKamey Animal Center Partners With Petco Love To Celebrate Local Pet Fosters
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
McKamey Animal Center is celebrating National Foster a Pet Month with Petco Love and Skechers’ charity footwear collection, BOBS from Skechers, by recognizing lifesaving foster volunteers in Chattanooga and encouraging more people to foster pets.
“Our foster parents are literally lifesavers - so far in 2021 more than 225 selfless, caring people have opened their hearts and their homes to MAC animals in need. Our fosters provide special one-on-one time, love and affection and often assist us with critical medical care recovery.
As animals continue to come into the center this summer, our resources will become limited - please consider joining the MAC family as a new foster parent today,” said Inga Fricke, executive director at MAC.
Officials said, "MAC foster parents truly embody the organization's mission of Saving Animals. Helping People. When tiny, orphaned neonate kittens come to MAC, they call on foster parents that are able to provide round-the-clock care to the most vulnerable of animals. When a dog needs a break from the shelter environment, MAC foster parents answer the call by opening up their home for a weekend or a month. Without foster parents, MAC would not be able to do the life-saving work that they do each and every day. By opening up their home, MAC fosters provide critical support to animals in need."
“It is an honor to recognize the individuals making a difference in their communities and demonstrating the lifesaving impact of fostering pets,” said Susanne Kogut, president of Petco Love. “What they are doing is so powerful. If less than 2 percent of the 85-million pet-owning households in the U.S. fostered one pet a year, we could eliminate unnecessary euthanasia in animal shelters nationwide tomorrow.”
Throughout June, Petco Love will share foster resources and stories to show how fostering is easy, highly rewarding and significantly helps end preventable euthanasia of pets.
Through sales of its BOBS from Skechers collection, Skechers has donated more than $3.1 million to support Petco Love’s more than 4,000 animal welfare organization partners. The company’s funds have helped Petco Love save and care for more than 700,000 shelter animals.
To learn more about McKamey Animal Center and how you can help foster, visit www.mckameyanimalcenter.org. For more on Petco Love and to view foster resources, visit petcolove.org/foster and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #PetcoLoveFoster.