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Jessamine County Animal Shelter to help Knox-Whitley Shelter

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - The Jessamine County Animal Shelter is sending help to the destroyed Knox-Whitley Shelter. More than 30 animals died when the shelter caught fire last week. The shelter is a complete loss.

Workers need help to bring the shelter back. Their Jessamine County counterparts will send a Disaster and Emergency Animal Shelter to the site. Officials hope to fill the mobile unit with donations.

Director of Jessamine County Public Services Mike Cassidy says the shelter has had the trailer for two years. It has space for 22 animals. It also has its own water and electric supply. Up until now, it's only been used for annual exercises and adoptions, that's changing Thursday.

"We are going to be transporting that trailer to them so they have a space to be able to store new, incoming animals," said Cassidy.

The Knox-Whitley Shelter needs water, towels, blankets, stainless steel food and water bowls, big water buckets, cat litter, litter pans and scoops, crates, garbage cans and bags.

The trailer leaves Thursday at noon from Jessamine County. It will stay at the Knox-Whitley Shelter for two weeks, until an area warehouse opens up.

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