Humane Society Giving Up Shelter

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Tough economic times are even having an impact on the folks to who take care of animals in this state.

The Jessamine County Humane Society will soon shut its doors. The county will take control of the shelter on September 20th.

Humane Society officials say they have been struggling for several years to make ends meet. They're given $65,000 per year to run the shelter. That amount has fallen short, however, and officials say over the past few years have been forced to put thousands of dollars of their own money to keep the facility open.

Recently, Jessamine County started taking bids from other organizations that wan to take over the shelter. The Humane Society will not enter a bid.

Workers are the shelter are trying to get as many animals adopted and in foster care as possible before the September 20th deadline.

County Animal Control officials will run shelter until another bid is accepted.

Humane Society officials say they plan to open their own shelter as soon as possible, elsewhere in the county.

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