Bounty Paper Towels is partnering with participating Best Friends Animal Society network partners this weekend to surprise new pet owners by helping to pick up adoption fees at shelters across the country.
That includes McKamey Animal Center, where adoption fees will be waived for senior pets and reduced for all adult pets. All adoptions include the newly adopted pet being spayed or neutered (fixed/altered), up to date on age-appropriate vaccines, microchipped and more.
McKamey Animal Center in Chattanooga is open to the public daily from Tuesday through Friday from noon-6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.4 p.m. MAC is closed on Mondays. Appointments are not required to adopt. All adoptions are completed on a first-come, first-served basis. Available pets can be previewed at www.mckameyanimalcenter.org/available-pets.
“We are so thankful for partners like Best Friends and Bounty who are doing everything they can to help adoptable animals find new, loving homes,” said Director of Animal Care Suzanne D’Alonzo. “We can’t wait to see how many pets go home this weekend – we hope to see mostly empty kennels on Sunday afternoon.”
"Currently, there are 100,000 more pets awaiting homes at shelters than at this time last year due to recent problems such as staffing shortages, limited shelter hours, decreased volunteers, and reduced adoption events," officials said.
“MAC has been no exception to the challenges mentioned. We’ve experienced staffing crisis, supply chain shortages and a large influx in unaltered and unwanted animals. We need our local community to help by adopting and fostering pets now more than ever,” said Inga Fricke, MAC executive director.
"For every pet Bounty helps get adopted, it can save two lives: the pet who goes home and the one who now has space to come to MAC," officials said.
"That’s why the promotion could not have come at a better time, said Julie Castle, CEO of Best Friends Animal Society. "May is one of the highest intake months for animal shelters around the country. The sad truth is that shelters get overcrowded when pets aren’t adopted quickly enough and this can put lives at risk. That’s why we’re grateful that Bounty wanted to quickly come to the rescue."
Bounty was happy to assist. “As every pet parent knows, pet messes are no ordinary messes, which is why you shouldn’t use an ordinary paper towel.” says Janette Yauch, vice president, Bounty. “We are honored to join Best Friends Animal Society to help save the lives of pets while helping pet parents everywhere.”