In an effort to reduce overcrowding, McKamey Animal Center will host a free adoption event Saturday. 

Mindy Kolin, director of development, said they have more than 800 animals. 

"It's kitten and puppy season, and so people have been bringing in box loads of kittens and puppies throughout the course of the summer," Kolin said. 

It's an issue that has cost the center more than $50,000 in the past two months. 

Despite the extra costs and lack of space, Kolin said they will not euthanize animals for space. 

The center has been hosting adoption specials every day for the past few weeks, but Kolin said it hasn't been enough. 

The lack of response from the community brought staff members to host a free adoption event this Saturday. 

"We wanted to take it just one step further because our costs are just so much," Kolin said. 

It's an effort to find homes for animals like Blossom, an American Staffordshire Terrier who has been at the center for over a year. 


"Volunteers through her an anniversary party with cake," Kolin said. "We have photos of her on Facebook of her in a tiara and pearls."

Blossom will be available for adoption at this weekend's event. 

"For some reason, she gets overlooked time and time again," Kolin said. "If we could get Blossom a home this weekend, that would be amazing." 

If you live in Chattanooga, Red Bank or Lakesite, you will need to bring your driver's license to the adoption event. 

We're told the event will be held from 10 to 4 p.m this Saturday. 

If you plan to adopt a dog or cat, you will need to bring a leash or carrier. 

To learn more, you can visit McKamey's website here