Fire Destroys Shelter, Operations Move to Temporary Location

The Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter experienced a devastating fire on Friday, November 29, 2013. The fire completely destroyed the shelter. Fortunately many of the dogs were saved, but sadly many of the cats perished. All surviving animals were placed in foster homes, rescues and in other shelters where they could be adopted.

On Tuesday, December 17, 2013, the shelter moved to a temporary location and set up a modified set of processes such as hours we are open to the public, how to adopt a dog or cat, how to drop off an animal. We are also taking donations and accepting supplies to assist in our rebuild effort. Please refer to this website for ongoing updates as we continue to recover from the fire and rebuild our shelter.

Make a Friend, Save a Life!

Welcome to the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter website! We are a non-profit organization dedicated to placing abandoned or relinquished animals into appropriate homes. We accomplish this mission by working with volunteers, rescue groups, Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio shelters, foster homes and veterinarians. Through our efforts, we rescue and place hundreds of animals per year in well-matched, carefully screened forever homes. We are also a community resource to pet owners by providing information on responsible pet ownership, education and assistance on the critical decision to spay and neuter pets and positive training methods.

Animals for adoption at the Knox Whitley Animal Shelter are posted on several pet adoption sites. See Adopt a Dog or Adopt a Cat for details on each of these loving animals. Or, stop by the shelter to meet them in person. Animals at the shelter can also be viewed in two local newspapers. The “Times Tribune” will show them in the Around Town section of the paper and the “News Journal” will show them in Wednesday’s paper.

2 comments on “Welcome

  1. Im a old volunteer I was the one who adopted REX and if u need help with the breeds text me on facebook the one with me and my deer im a proffesinal with animals and im a proffesinal trainer I taught my dog 50 tricks and she wasn’t even a year old anad I was also wondering if im still a volunteer

  2. Hi Hailie, How is Rex doing? We all loved him a the shelter and are still so happy he found a home with you.

    If you don’t mind, please come by the shelter and fill out a volunteer form and waiver. We lost all that paperwork in the fire so would need another one from you, please. But yes, we’d love to have you volunteer with us! We can always use the help, to get the dogs ready for adoption so your training skills will be put to good use.

    Thanks, Theresa Martin — KWAS Volunteer

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