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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