McKamey Animal Center is offering free, low-cost vaccination clinics throughout November

Thanks to a generous donation from Merck and the PetcoLove Foundation, and in partnership with the Chattanooga Hamilton County Family Justice Center, McKamey Animal Center is able to provide free distemper vaccinations for dogs and cats throughout of the month of November.

“Preventive vaccines literally save pets’ lives, and microchipping and licensing help ensure lost pets get home quickly,” says Inga Fricke, executive director of the McKamey Animal Center. “We are grateful to be able to provide these essential services to local pets, and are especially excited to be able to do so in partnership with the Family Justice Center.”

“The Family Justice Center is honored to partner with the McKamey Animal Center,” said Regina McDevitt, executive director of the Chattanooga Hamilton County Family Justice Center. “There is a direct link between domestic violence, child abuse and animal abuse. These clinics are a great community resource that supports pet health and wellness.

Vaccination clinics, open to all Hamilton County residents, will be held throughout the month at the McKamey Animal Center and the Family Justice Center on the dates and times listed below:

Dates and places:
Wednesday, Nov. 3 at the MAC, 1-5 p.m.;
Saturday, November 6 at FJC, 9am-12pm, dogs only, no cats;
Wednesday, Nov. 10 at the MAC, 1-5 p.m.;
Wednesday, Nov. 17 at the MAC, 1-5 p.m.; and
Monday, Nov. 22 at FJC, 2-5 p.m., dogs only, no cats.

MAC – McKamey Animal Center – 4500 N. Access Road., Chattanooga, Tn. 37415
FJC – Family Justice Center – 5705 Uptain Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37411

Other services will be provided on site at a reduced price:

Microchip ($10);
Rabies vaccination ($10);
Bordetella vaccination ($10) for dogs only;
Chattanooga, Red Bank and Lakesite City licenses (price varies); and
Planning low cost sterilization surgeries.


All dogs must be brought to the clinic on a leash (dogs will be served at all locations).
All cats must arrive and remain inside a secure carrier (no cats will be served at FJC).

Space and supplies are limited for each clinic date. Registering for an appointment reserves a place and guarantees the service. Walk-ins are welcome and will be accommodated based on availability, but walk-in service cannot be guaranteed.

To make an appointment for one of the vaccination clinics, visit

Benjamin M. Yerger