New Year Holiday Hours

We are very grateful to each and every person and organization who has helps us save lives in 2015.  We wish each of you a very Happy New Year.  The shelter will be closed on Thursday, December 31 and Friday, January 1, 2016.  We look forward to working with you in 2016.  And again, a heartfelt thank you from all of us and every shelter dog and cat that we together, saved.

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7th Annual 5K Run and Dog Walk: Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 6 p.m. Corbin High School

Come on out and support the shelter with your dog at our 5K run and walk!  All proceeds and donations benefit the animals of KWAS and continue to help us with our shelter rebuild.  This is the 7th year we have held this fundraising event.

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.

New Shelter Opens!

Nearly a year and a half after a fire destroyed the original Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter, animals are being moved into the new shelter.  The new shelter opens to the public on Saturday, April 4th and is located at 66 Busy Lane in Corbin, KY.  For directions and hours for the new shelter, see our Contact page.


Thank You ASPCA!

We want to say Thank you to the ASPCA for awarding us a $5000.00 grant to help rebuild our kennels. We have come so far and still have a way to go, but what an awesome place our animals will have!!!!

Shelter Closings and Donations

The Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter will be closed Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will also be closed on Saturday, November 29th in remembrance of the lives lost on November 29, 2013, when our shelter was destroyed by fire. Please remember our shelter family and friends during this difficult time.

As you consider your end-of-year charitable giving, we ask that you remember your local animal shelters. Your donations make a difference in the lives of abandoned animals. All donations to the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter are tax-deductible. You can donate in person at the Shelter, mail your donation or donate online at: http://tinyurl.com/KWAS-Fire-Fund.

You can also designate Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter as your charity of choice when shopping at at Amazon.com. Amazon will donate a portion of your eligible purchase to our Shelter. Just visit https://smile.amazon.com/ to designate Knox-Whitley Humane Association, Inc., as your charity of choice. See More

Block Party!!

We are working very hard to get into our new building. There are several ways you can help. Here is one of the many ways!  If you decide to donate though pay pal, please comment that your donation is for kennel blocks.   Thank you! http://tinyurl.com/KWAS-Fire-Fund

Block Party



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.

5 K Run and Dog Walk

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!

Pizza for Pets


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.

Bingo Card


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.

 Lex 18 Coverage: Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter Still Needs Help To Open New Building

 WBIR 10 Coverage: Kentucky animal shelter gets new home after fire


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.

New Shelter

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.

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