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Lexington Humane Society takes in dogs from shelter fire


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - In the aftermath of the fire that destroyed Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter, it might be hard to see the good.

I saw the shelter...devastated and my heart sank," said volunteer Theresa Martin.

There's some good there, though.

"It's just amazing the support from the rescue community from all over," said Anita Spreitzer, of Homeward Bound Canine Rescue and Rehab.

Today, members of the Lexington Humane Society went to Whitley County to deliver supplies and pick up twelve dogs. They'd originally planned to take in twenty-two, but ten of those dogs have been adopted out. Spreitzer says she's seen tragedy like this before and she's not surprised so many people have stepped up.

"I've seen things like this happen and it's amazing the amount of support and the people that come together," she said.

Next Saturday, the Richmond PetsMart will hold a fundraiser to help rebuild the animal shelter. On Sunday, the Lexington PetsMart will hold an adoption event for some of the dogs.

"Even though they have traumatic things happen to them, or really severe abuse that come out of hoarding cases and different things, they bounce back so quickly! It's just amazing that a little bit of love and a little bit of care, that's all they need is a warm place to feel like home," Spreitzer said.

Sunday afternoon, the Franklin County Humane Society announced they will accept donations for the shelter at their location.


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