McKamey Animal Center helps with NYC rodent hoarding case

McKamey Animal Center has partnered with Lollypop Farms in Rochester, New York to help with adoptions after a devastating rodent hoarding case. Lollypop Farms seized more than 800 animals from World of Wildlife Educational Enforcement after Humane Law Enforcement investigators determined the animals had been neglected at the facility.

Among the animals seized were more than 470 mice, 150 rats, 40 rabbits, guinea pigs, pigs and other animals. Lollypop Farms has spent the past few months rehabilitating and caring for these animals while adopting them into loving homes. Although they adopted hundreds of creatures, they asked the McKamey Animal Center for help finding a placement for a handful of rats and mice.

McKamey Animal Center has five mice and twelve rats available for adoption from this case. Others are being placed in foster care until they are ready for adoption in the coming weeks.

“We’re grateful to have partners like Lollypop Farms and the opportunity to help these little creatures. We can’t wait to see how these pocket pets will find their way into the homes and hearts of Chattanoogans.” , said Lauren Mann, director of MAC. advancement.

To adopt a special rat or mouse from MAC, they first ask you to visit the Center. The MAC is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. No appointment is required to adopt, but adoptions are done on a first-come, first-served basis. Rats and mice have an adoption fee of $10 each. All rodents adopted from the Center must be personal pets only.

For more information, visit or follow MAC on social media @mckameycenter to learn more.

Benjamin M. Yerger