Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter Receives Best Friends Animal Society Grant to Help Save Homeless Pets

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                           May 5, 2017

Theresa Martin, KWAS Board Member and Volunteer Coordinator


Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter Receives Best Friends Animal Society Grant

to Help Save Homeless Pets


Corbin, Kentucky — The Knox-Whitley Animals Shelter is pleased to have received a grant from Best Friends Animal Society for reduced adoption fees to help save the lives of homeless pets living in Knox, Whitley, Clay and McCreary counties.

“This grant allows us to enable the community to adopt a spay or neutered dog or cat at a reduced adoption fee, which helps us in our work finding forever homes for the homeless pets in our care,” said Deanna Myers. “Our goal is to adopt out 113 dogs and 275 cats to loving families at a reduced fee. We appreciate the support of Best Friends Animal Society in making this possible.”   The reduced adoption fee will apply to select dogs and cats from now until December 2017.  The reduced fee will usually be $45 for dogs and $25 for cats but the reduction may vary from month to month.  This is down from the regular adoption fee of $65 for dogs and $45 for cats.

The Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter is an active partner in Best Friends No More Homeless Pets® Network which offers help and support to animal rescue groups and shelters that save lives in their communities. “When you choose to adopt your next pet you are becoming part of the solution right here in our community,” said Deanna Myers.

About the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter

The Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter is a 501c3 registered non-profit organization located in Corbin, Kentucky, serving the following 4 counties: Knox, Whitley, Clay and McCreary.  We are 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.

About Best Friends Animal Society

Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization dedicated exclusively to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. A leader in the no-kill movement, Best Friends runs the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, adoption centers and spay and neuter facilities in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City as well as lifesaving programs in partnership with more than 1,600 rescue groups and shelters across the country. Since its founding in 1984, Best Friends has helped reduce the number of animals killed in American shelters from 17 million per year to an estimated 4 million. By continuing to build effective initiatives that reduce the number of animals entering shelters and increase the number who find homes, Best Friends and its nationwide network of members and partners are working to Save Them All®.

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Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter gets spay and neuter grant

Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter is pleased to have received a grant from Best Friends Animal Society to conduct Low Cost spay and neuters for helping to reduce the number of animals entering Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter.

“This grant means that we can add this low-cost spay/neuter project to our efforts this year to decrease the number of unwanted dogs and cats entering our local shelter,” said Deanna Myers. “Our goal is to perform 277 spay/neuter operations over the next year. We appreciate the support of Best Friends to make this low cost spay and neuter program possible.”

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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 Contactpage.


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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

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