Help is needed for Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter

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CORBIN, Ky. (WKYT) - A Kentucky animal shelter is asking for your help as they get ready to move into their new home. The Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter caught fire in November 2013 and lost 29 cats and one dog to the fire.

The new shelter was bought in late February. It'll have more space than the current, temporary shelter.

"We've got 11 kennels for big dogs," said Deanna Myers, shelter director. "We will have 55 here on this floor."

Their new building belonged to a coal company, so there are several expensive changes workers need to make. Myers says any monetary or building supply donations will go a long way.

"Even if it's two or three pieces of drywall, that will get us started," said Myers. "If ten people do that, that's a whole room for us."

The original building was insured and that money was used to buy the new building at 66 Busy Lane in Corbin.

"It's bittersweet that it has happened this way," said Myers. "There is some good that is going to come out of it."

The plan is to move to the new location by the end of the year.

Myers says if you can't donate money or supplies, they also need people to donate their time or skills.

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