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Knox-Whitley Humane Association seeking donations of pet items to stuff stockings

When Christmas comes Wednesday, staff and volunteers at the Knox-Whitley Humane Association will be handing out treats and toys to all of the good little dogs and cats that are still waiting for a forever home. The shelter, located at 66 Busy Lane off of Fifth Street Road, is...

Knox-Whitley Humane Association seeking donations to lower adoption fees

The Knox-Whitley Humane Association is asking for the public’s help to get more animals a home for the holidays by lowering adoption fees. The shelter, which serves Whitley, Knox and Clay counties, is accepting donations to make the lower fees possible. “We need to raise $2,500...

Corbin man sentenced to community service for stealing animal shelter donation jar

By Samantha Walden for the News Journal A Corbin man was arrested in the theft of a Knox-Whitley Humane Association donation jar in Corbin on Friday, November 22. Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith and SGT Carl Bolton located Troy Grubb, 36 of Corbin, inside one of the apartments at...

Knox County Sheriff’s Department searching for man who took donation jar

A man has been identified in the theft of a donation jar meant to help the Knox-Whitley Humane Association. According to Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith, a man entered Sav-Rite Pharmacy in Corbin and stole a Knox- Whitley Animal Shelter (KWAS) donation jar on Monday, November ...

Knox-Whitley Humane Association now ‘no-kill’ shelter

The Knox-Whitley Humane Association has now declared itself a “no-kill shelter.” “We have committed to no longer having to euthanize for time or space,” said Melissa McElroy, Executive Director for the association. The shelter has not euthanized a dog due to lack of space since...

More than 40 area businesses hosting donation jar for Knox-Whitley Humane Association

The Knox-Whitley Humane Association is seeking donations to combat a budget shortfall. Shelter volunteers have distributed ‘change jars’ throughout local businesses in Knox and Whitley County as a way to speak out for the animals in their care. More than 40 of the jars, along...

McCreary County pulls funds from Knox-Whitley Humane Association

The Knox-Whitley Humane Association is attempting to make up a $40,000 budget shortfall, but will have fewer animals, following the McCreary County Fiscal Court’s decision to end its agreement. During a special called meeting on June 20, the magistrates voted not to renew the...

McElroy named new Knox-Whitley Humane Association director

The Knox-Whitley Humane Association has a new director. Melissa McElroy, who began working at the shelter in 2014 as a volunteer, and, most recently, served as interim director following the retirement of Deanna Myers, has been named to the position. “It was love from the minute...

Doga (Dog Yoga) attendance deemed a success

Corbin Parks and Recreation hosted a Doga (Dog Yoga) event Saturday, at the Corbin Dog Park in an effort to improve social skills of dogs at the Knox-Whitley Humane Association and improve the health of local residents, Shelter dogs were allowed to roam among the partipants to...

Doga (Dog Yoga) class set for Saturday at Corbin Dog Park

Animal shelter employees say one of the things that improves a dog’s chances of adoption is its social skills. In an effort to improve the social skills of dogs at the Knox-Whitley Humane Association, and improve the health of area residents, Corbin Parks and Recreation is...
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