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

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.

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

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