Animal Shelter Fire in Southeast Kentucky Under Investigation

Dec 2, 2013


A volunteer with the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter which burned down on Friday night says all of the 21 dogs that made it out have found a home. But the nonprofit that runs the shelter could use donations to help rebuild. Theresa Martin said they do not yet know what caused the fire that killed one dog and 34 cats.

 Another dog is missing and presumed dead. Martin said the dogs were penned in a horseshoe shape around the edge of the building. The cats were in an interior room and firefighters had just begun to bring them out when the shelter roof collapsed. They were able to rescue only 3 cats.