Franklin County sheriff helps furry friends escape life behind bars

A group of Franklin County residents spent Saturday breaking free from life behind bars, and the sheriff helped them do it!

Dogs and cats at the Franklin County Humane Society were ready to leave life in the kennel behind, as officials with the sheriff's office gathered for a special adoption drive.

"These guys are in a cage. We need to get them out and get them into loving homes with loving families. That's important, especially during the holidays," said Sheriff Pat Melton.

Mimicking the "Most Wanted" posters that the department frequently posts to social media, the sheriff's office created "Most Adoptable" flyers for pets needing a home.

Pet store Feeders Supply in Frankfort housed the adoption drive, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, with the help of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, the Franklin County Regional Jail, and the Frankfort Electric Water Plant Board.

Each person who adopted a dog was given a free dog house, made at the county jail from old shipping pallets used to crate in food for inmates. Officials say the scrap wood was a free and creative way for the jail to get involved.

For those who missed the event, pets can be adopted during regular business hours from noon to 5 p.m. each day, Tuesday through Sunday. The Franklin County Humane Society is located at 1041 Kentucky Avenue, in Frankfort.

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