5K Run and Dog Walk Saturday, September 27 at 6 p.m. Corbin High School
Get some exercise at our 5K run for a great cause! All proceeds and donations benefit the animals of KWAS!
To register online, go to https://secure.getmeregistered.com/corbinhomelessanimals5k
To register via mail, click on the 5 K Run file, print, complete and mail with entry fee to the address shown on the form.
PIZZA FOR PETS Fundraiser Monday August 11th from 5 to 8 p.m.
Come out for a fun night at Pizza Hut in Williamsburg for our Pizza for Pets Fundraiser on Monday, August 11 from 5 to 8 p.m.! We hope to see you, your friends and family there, getting your faces painted, singing Karaoke, trying your throwing arm at the dunking booth or bouncing around in the bouncy house! All proceeds benefit the animals of KWAS and our shelter re-build!
BINGO Benefiting KWAS Animals!
Can you yell “BINGO!” Yes you can! Every Saturday and Sunday night at 7 p.m. beginning July 12 and 13, KWAS will be hosting bingo at 209 Cumberland Falls Highway, Corbin, KY, take Exit #25 and it’s near Hillbillies. Join us for fun while supporting shelter animals!!
License #1318, Knox-Whitley Humane Association, Inc.
Renovations Underway to New Shelter
Renovations to our new shelter building, located at 66 Busy Lane in Corbin, KY, are well underway. View the 2 TV news reports that describe the work underway and the associated costs. If you can help by donating money to help cover the $150,000 shortage needed to retrofit the new building, please consider a donation to our online Paypal account.
Permanent Building Purchased
The Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter purchased a new building in early April! The 10,000 square foot building on two-and-a-half acres of land is located along Busy Street in Corbin, KY. Renovations have begun and are expected to be completed by late summer. See the Times Tribune article for more details.
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.