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.”
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.
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.
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.
An elderly man, hospitalized for several weeks, has only one wish: to see his dog just one more time. KWAS employees helped fulfill his wish by reuniting him with shelter dog, Bubba. See the full TV story.
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!
Read news about the progress on rebuilding the shelter and how you can help. The shelter was destroyed by fire in November 2013 and the staff have been working ever since to purchase and rennovate a new building to benefit the animals and our community.
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.
Thank you to Starbucks and Jeffrey Cawood for bringing together several local shelters and rescues to promote shelter dogs and the importance of spay and neutering. Here is the TV coverage of the event by WYMT TV, which features 2 of our adoptable dogs, Tinker (the black and white aussie collie mix) and Lady Jane (the beagle terrier mix).