Evacuated animals won't go back to shelter just yet
Dogs and cats that were relocated Saturday because of high water at the Franklin County Humane Society Shelter might not return there until later this week.
Director Diann Wellman said she wants to be sure wet weather is out of the picture before the animals go back to the Kentucky Avenue shelter. More storms are in the forecast this week.
"It would be kind of fruitless to do all this cleaning and then have to do it all again," Wellman said Monday. "I'm hoping to be back by the weekend."
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Perhaps 70 dogs and 40 cats were relocated after heavy rains flooded the shelter. The dogs are now at the Farm Bureau Building at Lakeview Park, and the cats are at the downtown Frankfort Convention Center.
Volunteers have stepped up to take care of the animals and to clean the shelter. But more volunteers are needed to walk the dogs and help with cleaning.
All the animals remain up for adoption, Wellman said.
The shelter will take donations of food, cat litter, blankets and towels, she said. Probably the best place to take those items is to the Farm Bureau Building at Lakeview Park.
Herald-Leader Staff Report