McKamey Animal Center extends Sunday adoptions before holidays

McKamey Animal Center has announced it will extend its adoption hours to include Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., starting Dec. 6.

“We’re really excited to be open on Sundays,” said Melissa Smith, Adoption Administrator. “We want to give the community every chance possible to come before the holidays and find a new family member.”

To celebrate the addition of Sundays, adoption fees will be waived (excluding puppies and ambassadors) this Sunday, December 6, thanks to the continued generosity of the Schillhahn-Huskey Foundation, in memory of Pam Blevins, who loved all animals.

Each adoption includes sterilization, parasite prevention, microchipping and food/care for one week. Residents of the City of Chattanooga, Lakesite, or Red Bank will need to purchase their municipal pet license at the time of adoption, and all pets must leave the building in a carrier or on a leash. If you don’t have one, you can buy one from MAC.

Adopters are encouraged to review available animals in advance here, complete a online adoption application and plan a appointment. If you need help planning, please call 423.306.6500 ext. 100. While adoptions are open, the MAC Admissions Department will remain closed on Sundays, except for those looking for a lost animal.

If you are unable to adopt, MAC is also looking for temporary adoptive parents and financial contributions to directly care for the animals – this is the best time of the year to join our MAC GEM family by becoming a monthly donor! For more information on sponsorship or to make a donation visit

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Benjamin M. Yerger