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After influx, McKamey Animal Center looking for forever homes for rescued pets

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The McKamey Animal Center says it's been "a crazy week" for its staff, and is now asking for help finding a lot of forever homes for animals they've taken in.

The center says it responded to several requests from partnering agencies in need of emergency placement for animals.

In all, the center took in more than 30 animals from three different agencies:

  1. in response to a shelter fire in the city of Calhoun, Georgia;
  2. from a massive 450 animal-impound coordinated by The Humane Society of the United States and Habersham County Animal Care in Georgia; and
  3. several cats from local shelters due to overcrowding.

“It always seems to come in threes”, said Executive Director Jamie McAloon. And she says with the recent Easter Holiday weekend, the shelter was already close to peak capacity due to an influx animals including a high number of kitten litters and cats.

McKamey Animal Center is an Emergency Placement Partner of The Humane Society of the United States and works with agencies from all over the country. Kim Alboum, Director of the EPP program for The HSUS said: “Our Emergency Placement Partners are a crucial element in The Humane Society of the United States’ efforts to rescue abused animals. Our partners are ready to get these neglect survivors started on the next part of their journey.” The HSUS is providing financial assistance to the partners to help with cost of care for the Habersham County animals and to support the ongoing medical treatment of some of the animals with chronic and critical conditions.

McKamey is looking for potential foster homes for these animals. If interested in being a foster parent for animals awaiting adoption, please go to the McKamey website or contact the foster coordinator at jlwilkison@mckameyanimalcenter.org. Donations of bedding, canned dog and cat food, as well as kitten formula are very much needed.


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