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Update: Donations Needed For Temporary Knox-Whitley County Animal Shelter

Reported by: Tom Kenny
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Updated: 12/03/2013 12:06 am
A temporary Knox-Whitley County Animal Shelter is being set-up following a fire on Friday that destroyed the existing facility.

Twenty-one dogs survived the fire, one dog and 34 cats perished.  One dog is unaccounted for and presumed dead, according to shelter officials.

About a dozen dogs were taken in by the Lexington Humane Society.  Those dogs are not yet ready for adoption, according to LHS officials.

In the meantime, Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter officials are asking for immediate donations of the following:
  • Metal food and water bowls
  • Blankets
  • Towels
  • Water
  • Big water buckets
  • Cat pans to be used for litter boxes
  • Litter scoops
  • Cat containment crates
  • Garbage cans
  • Large garbage bags
  • Dog and Cat food
Here are the approved donation drop-off sites:
    Knox County Veterinary Services
    314 High Street
    Barbourville, KY  40906

    Whitley County EMS
    1002 Aviation Blvd.
    Williamsburg, KY  40769

    The Office of William and Devanna Durham
    513 18th Street (Cumberland Falls Road)
    Corbin, KY  40701

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