McKamey Animal Center in Chattanooga is holding its annual Kitten Shower to support orphan and newborn kittens.

Till 2 pm on May 11, you can stop by McKamey Animal Center to donate much-needed supplies for newborn kittens or to learn how you can foster. 

Refreshments and kittens will also be available. 

McKamey is asking for a slew of donations. Some of the much-needed supplies include:

  • Kitten formula and bottles
  • “Miracle nipples”
  • Wet/canned kitten food
  • Dry kitten food
  • Feliway spray
  • “Snuggle Safes”
  • Small blankets
  • Unscented baby wipes, toys, and litter.

To find exactly what you can donate, visit McKamey's Amazon Registry

McKamey's annual Kitten Shower aims to prepare for the furbabies by collecting donations and educating Chattanoogans on how they can help by fostering some of the kittens expected to arrive in shelters.

McKamey estimates that over a thousand newborn kittens will arrive in the spring, deeming springtime as "kitten season."

Thousands of kittens end up in shelters along with millions of other cats and kittens. 

McKamey Animal Center shelters up to approximately 3000 cats annually, according to Executive Director Jamie McAloon, one cat can produce three litters a year.

McKamey Animal Center offers FREE spay/neuter services to all cats across Chattanooga. All kittens taken in by McKamey that are old enough for adoption are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, wormed, tested for feline FIV/FELV, and microchipped. 

All these services alone can cost over $150.   

For information on how you can get your cat spayed or neutered for free, call 423-305-6502.  

For more information on how you can adopt or become a foster parent for a McKamey shelter animal, contact or visit the Center’s website at