21 dogs that survived Kentucky shelter fire adopted

21 dogs that survived Kentucky shelter fire adopted

Posted: Updated: Dec 1, 2013 11:28 PM
Photo from LeeAnn Cain, Times-Tribune, TheTimesTribune.com Photo from LeeAnn Cain, Times-Tribune, TheTimesTribune.com
(Source: Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter) Officials say one of the animals killed in the shelter fire was the shelter's pet "Sassy." (Source: Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter) Officials say one of the animals killed in the shelter fire was the shelter's pet "Sassy."
"Cindy" was one of the surviving dogs that was adopted following the fire at Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter Friday night. "Cindy" was one of the surviving dogs that was adopted following the fire at Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter Friday night.

Rockholds, Ky. (WATE) - More than 30 animals were killed after a fire broke out at a shelter Friday night.

According to Whitley County Sheriff's Office, firefighters responded to the fire around 9:45 p.m. Friday at the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter.

Shelter volunteers say of the 37 cats housed in the shelter, 34 were killed. One dog and a guinea pig also perished. Another dog remains missing.

Officials tell 6 News that all of the 21 surviving dogs have since been adopted.

Right now, officials are working to find a temporary building. Volunteers tell 6 News they cannot accept any owner-released animals at this time, but can house strays.

The Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter is currently accepting donations at this time. They have set up a PayPal account. They also have updates on their Facebook page.

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