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!!!!
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.
WBIR TV in Knoxville, TN caught up with KWAS director Deanna Myers and Associate Director Martin Myers as they shared progress on the new building and plans to move into the permanent building.
Saturday marks one year since a massive fire at the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter as reported by this Lex18 news report. Dozens of animals were trapped inside as flames destroyed the building. On the anniversary, volunteers are still working on re-building.
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/
The Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter has purchased a new building! 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.
Check out the WBIR Channel 10 Knoxville coverage of the Raise the Wroof fundraiser, efforts to secure a permanent facility and an update on animals taken in and saved since the fire.
Raise the Wroof!
Fundraiser to help rebuild the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter following the devastating fire on November 29th.
Date: Saturday February 8, 2014
Where: Corbin Technology Center
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Catered dinner, silent/live auction, live music by Blossom Ridge and appearances by Miss KY and Miss KY Outstanding Teen.
All proceeds are 100% tax deductible!
Big Dog Table: $800.00
Reserved seating for 8, two bottles of complimentary wine, business logo or name included in event video, recognition in event program
Cool Cat Table: $600.00
Reserved seating for 8, one bottle of complimentary wine, recognition in event program
Furry Friends: $50.00
Unreserved individual seating
Contact Donna Pace to make a reservation: 606-521-0424 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Seating is limited and advance reservations & payment are required. The cutoff for ticket purchase is February 1! No admission without a reserved ticket.