Georgetown dentist donating earnings to Australian fire relief

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GEORGETOWN, Ky.(WTVQ)- A Central Kentucky dentist is donating 100-percent of the earnings from his practice over a two-week period to Australian bush fire relief.

At least 24 people have died in the fires that began last September.

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Officials say the fires have also claimed the lives of millions of animals.

The devastation had an impact on Georgetown dentist, Dr. Mark King, DMD.

He says his periodontal and implant practice typically donates to local causes, but the crisis in Australia struck a chord with him.

Dr. King and his staff are animal lovers.

In fact, Dr. King even co-owns a fish store located right around the corner from his practice.

He says working with animals is a secondary hobby for him.

He says he hopes the money he donates will go to finding refuge for the people and animals affected by the fires.

“We may never see anybody directly or anything, but hopefully we make some kind of a change,” he says.