Inga Fricke

Executive Director

McKamey Animal Center

After spending several years as an environmental attorney volunteering with local shelters and wildlife rehabilitation facilities, Inga decided in 2001 to pursue her passion for animal welfare — first with Wyandot County Humane Society and later with Loudoun County Animal Care and Control. In 2010 she joined the Humane Society of the United States, working in various roles supporting animal sheltering and rescue professionals and providing resources to pet owners nationwide. She helped to launch Spayathon™ for Puerto Rico and led national trainings for the shelter/rescue community. After leaving HSUS in 2019, she joined Humane Pennsylvania as director of community initiatives, expanding HPA’s veterinary and pet food insecurity outreach programs and developing the infrastructure to become the statewide hub for pet food distribution during the COVID-19 pandemic. In October of 2020, she joined McKamey Animal Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, as executive director. In addition to her work at MAC, Inga is an adjunct professor for Canisius College’s anthrozoology department, has served on various boards including Shelter Animals Count, the Smush Foundation and the Berks Coalition to End Homelessness, and has authored and contributed to numerous nationally utilized best practices publications including HSUS’ Euthanasia Reference Manual, Rescue Group Best Practices Guide and Adopters Welcome.