Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter moving into temporary location

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CORBIN, Ky. (WKYT) - The Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter was destroyed by a fire, but they now have a temporary new home. One dog and 29 cats died in that fire.

Volunteers are turning an empty lawn mower shop into an animal shelter.

Volunteer Theresa Martin says pet supplies from corporations and the public are making the transition easier. The building, located at 3915 5th Street Road in Corbin, was made available with reduced rent and will be able to hold strays and abandoned pets but not owner surrenders.

Martin says the shelter still needs help for incoming animals.

"We promise every donation we receive, no matter how small, how large, will go to helping animals," said Martin.

Shelter leaders are searching for a permanent location.

The temporary shelter opens Dec. 17.

Four dogs from the shelter are available for adoption at the Lexington Humane Society and two cats are in London's Petsense.

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