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
- 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