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.
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.
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).
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.