Clark Co. Animal Shelter closes until it can hire more staff

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CLARK COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Clark County Animal Shelter says it will close its adoption center until more staff can be hired and trained.

Shelter Director Adreanna Wills says in an email to Judge-Executive Henry Branham the lack of employees is affecting staff safety and performance. Currently, only Wills, one full-time employee and one part-time employee are working at the shelter.

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The shelter says it will continue to accept animals during regular shelter hours as well as animal claims.

Wednesday, the Clark County Fiscal Court voted 4-2 against increasing starting salaries at the shelter, which Wills said would aid in recruiting employees.

Judge-Executive Henry Branham and Magistrate Sheila McCord voted in favor of the salary increase. Magistrate Greg Elkins was not present for the meeting.

Branham scheduled a special fiscal court meeting for 8 a.m. Monday to discuss the situation