McKamey Animal Center races ahead of Hurricane Irma to rescue more animals

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Immediately after their rescue efforts after Hurricane Harvey last week, the McKamey Animal Center in Chattanooga has sent more rescue efforts south to Glynn County Animal Control in Brunswick, GA near St. Simon Island to aid in the evacuation of their animals before the inevitable destruction Hurricane Irma is projected to bring.

McKamey says it has made nonstop efforts to bring more than 50 animals north of the Category 4 Hurricane Irma in order to give them each the chance of survival that they deserve.

“The efforts made for these animals have been both exhausting and heartbreaking, but that is why we do what we do here,” said Jamie McAloon, executive director of McKamey Animal Center. “Because of the community support we receive, we are able ensure that we are ready to answer the call in situations like this when animals are in urgent need.”

The damage from Hurricane Harvey left thousands animals left homeless and fighting for survival.

While fortunate to have the means to rescue these animals, McKamey says it now has a need for medium and large dog leashes, collars, big chew toys, foster care participants and adoptions.

McKamey says each animal it rescues from these hurricane zones will have a spacious kennel, soft bed and veterinary care but what they need most is a forever home.

You can make your donations to McKamey, or learn more information about fostering or adopting an animal by visiting their facility at 4500 N. Access Road in Chattanooga.

For more information about how you can help Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma animal victims, please visit or call (423) 305-6500.

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