Workers at Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter say they're overcrowded with animals

CORBIN, Ky. (WKYT/WYMT) - Workers with the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter say their temporary location is overcrowded with animals, and they fear they'll have to euthanize some of those animals if they aren't adopted soon.

The shelter is still recovering from a fire that destroyed its original location last November. The shelter has been open in a smaller, temporary location since.

Workers say recently, they've received so many stray, abandoned, and owner-surrendered animals that the shelter has become overcrowded.

Organizations, including the Lexington Humane Society and the Kentucky Humane Society, have stepped in to rescue as many of the animals as possible, but shelter workers say there are still more animals than the shelter can accommodate.

They say without more rescues, several animals are at risk of being euthanized.

To avoid that, the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter has planned several mobile adoption events. They'll be held Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, February 16 at Tractor Supply in Williamsburg, and Sunday, February 2, Saturday, February 8, and Saturday, February 15 at Petsmart in Richmond.

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