Officials at Ky. animal shelter destroyed by fire seek building

Officials at Ky. animal shelter destroyed by fire seeking temp. building

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The Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter was destroyed by a fire Friday night. (source: The Times Tribune) The Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter was destroyed by a fire Friday night. (source: The Times Tribune)

WOODBINE, Ky. (WATE) - Officials at the fire-destroyed Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter are asking for help in finding a building to create a temporary shelter.

Thirty-four cats, one dog and a guinea pig were killed Friday night when the shelter caught on fire. All 21 surviving dogs have been adopted.

Shelter officials say they cannot accept owner-released animals at this time, but can house strays, but they need a temporary building.

Officials say the building should be within a 20 mile radius of the existing shelter, needs to be 1600 square feet in size, and heated with water and electricity available.

The shelter serves four county and officials are working to see if those communities to see if arrangements can be made.

They're working with Wagging Hearts out of Chicago to secure a mobile adoption vehicle, which could serve some of their needs.

Anyone who can donate a building is asked to call Chuck Ledford at (606) 627-9477. Donations are also being accepted online.

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