I'm doing a report on your charity and i hope you are doing your best with these animals. Have a good day.
I lost my american bull dog on 6-10-2012. I looked for her everywhere. I looked on Craig's list and found her at Mckamey shelter on access road in chattanooga ,Tn. I went to get her and was told it was going to cost me $ 90.00 to get her. That was ridiculous. She isn't a stray. She has an owner. They are promoting adopt a pet but all I wanted was my pet back. Some people don't have the money to pay to get their pets back so I guess that means they keep your pet and SALE it to someone else. I guess they are going to get their money one way or the other. I wouldn't recommend adopting a pet from there at all. The fees you have to pay are over board and you could be adopting someone else's pet who just couldn't afford to pay to get it back. How do you think that would make the person who couldn't get their pet back feel? I'm sure they don't care as long as the money keeps rolling in.
I have volunteered at McKamey for 3 years walking dogs, greeting clients, helping with off-site adoptions, etc., and I have seen first hand what a loving and caring organization it really is. The animals are extremely well taken care of. The facility is clean and well maintained. Every effort is made to find forever homes for the lucky animals that are there.
The McKamey Animal Center is a prime example of what an animal shelter should be for the entire community. They offer the whole package: adoptions, education, spaying/neutering, cruelty invesitgation, field services, partnerships, and more. I helped open the Center in 2008 and was there for their first adoption. It's always been about the animals...bottom line. The staff works out of passion for the thousands of dogs and cats who enter the open admissions facility. They do the work that most people wouldn't want to do. They are unsung heroes. I will plan to adopt my next dog from the Center!
My first exposure to the care, compassion and expertise of McKamey was in 2011 when a young black cocker spaniel (later named Maddie) was rescued and delivered to McKamey. Maddie's fur was matted in filth, feces and other unsanitary debris. The length of her fur prevented her from seeing or walking without any interference. Maddie arrived at McKamey around 5:30 in the evening. McKamey officials and volunteers treated Maddie for approximately 5 uninterrupted hours, removing over 3 laundry baskets of hair. No complaints were ever uttered or whispered throughout the entire procedure. McKamey offers a perfect haven for abused and neglected animals and it does so with superior care, compassion, knowledge and determination.
I have supported McKamey Animal Center for more than six years. It is by far one of the most compassionate and caring facilities anywhere. They have one focus - the welfare of the animals. The Center has earned and deserves the respect of their peers, the animal community and has received numerous awards and recognitions. The City of Chattanooga is fortunate to have this fine organization as an advocate for the animals in our community.
McKamey Animal Center has dedicated staff that demonstrate a love for the animals they serve, and people who visit express amazement at both the facility and the condition in which it is maintained. I especially love to see the happiness shared by visitors and the animals receiving attention. It is a place where volunteers can experience the love of the animals and find joy in seeing them find forever homes. It is the most rewarding volunteer experience I've ever had. John Williams
After meeting the members of the McKamey staff at an adoption event, I knew it was time to bring a dog into our family. In September, we adopted the most amazing dog that I have ever had the pleasure to know. We first met her online, and she immediately won our hearts. Kimmie was brought into McKamey as a stray puppy with her brother when they were only about 8 weeks old. Her brother was almost immediately adopted, but she was not so lucky. She had a serious infection in one of her eyes, and in spite of the heroic efforts of the McKamey staff the eye could not be saved. So she underwent surgery and the eye was removed. Now she had 2 strikes against her, she was a black dog and she had a disability. She spent the next 5 months alone in the shelter, and she never let any of this dampen her bright spirit. She won the staffs' hearts, and was a shelter favorite. They never gave up hope that she would find a forever home. The staff and Kimmie never gave up hope, and she now has a loving family to call her own.
I have adopted 4 bundles of love from McKamey. Keats is an energetic kid who always needs to be chased and petted. I get rewarded with the loudest PURR and drool you have ever seen. Brock is our diplomat. He isn't scared of any situation, and is usually the first to venture to the farthest part of our enclosed yard, with a train of everyone else behind him. Romo is our snuggle cat. IF we are on the couch, in bed, or even sitting at the dinner table... he will be there to offer his body heat. Lucy is our special, not at all disabled, blind cat. She rules the roost, and has the run of the house. Everyone avoids getting in her way. I can not thank McKamey enough for the amount of love they have brought to my home. Especially being neutered/spayed, microchipped, and up to date on all medications. I love this! This is the best!
I adoped my dog at McKamey in 2009. She has been a blessing for me. What little we know about her previous life isn't pleasant, but she is one of the best dogs most people have met. She has become a pet therapy dog and visits area hospitals to allow the patients an opportunity to love her. We go to McKamey every Christmas to have her picture taken with "Santa Claws" and my family and friends always receive the picture on a Christmas card. I think what this organization does for local homeless pets is amazing. They have definately given me one of the best gifts ever.