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March 13, 2014

Animal shelter director recognized for efforts

CORBIN — By LeeAnn Cain, Staff Writer

The director of the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter has been recognized for her efforts and work in the past year.

Deanna Myers was recognized by The Kentucky Animal Care and Control Association at their Annual Spring Training Conference at Natural Bridge State Resort Thursday, March 6, and Friday, March 7. The association selected Myers as the 2014 Animal Shelter Employee of the Year.

“It was just really heartfelt for me. We try really hard,” Myers said. She said she was surprised she received the award.

“This is something we do seven days a week, 24 hours a day,” Myers said. “It was nice to be noticed for that.”

Myers said it took the entire community and shelter staff to rescue animals.

“It’s not just me. It’s our staff. It’s our volunteers. It’s our foster families that make this happen,” she said. “It takes an army to do what we do every day. I could not do it without everybody standing behind helping me.”

In a press release, Vice-President Mike Cassidy said the association was aware of the fire that destroyed the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter Nov. 29 and Cassidy delivered supplies to the recovering animal shelter. Cassidy said he was impressed with Myers’ professionalism and her positive attitude after the fire, and was even more impressed by how her employees responded to her positive attitude.

“Deanna is not only a very valuable asset to the Knox-Whitley County Animal Shelter, but she is what our association felt was a shining example to other members of our profession,” Cassidy said in the press release.

Myers’ recognition wasn’t the only good news for the animal shelter; a building has been decided on for their new location. The building is about 10,000 square feet and located on 5th Street in Corbin.

“It’s going to be a great place. It’s a great decision. We need a place really quick; we couldn’t have built a new building that quick,” Myers said.

Myers said the new building will be much bigger than the original building that was destroyed in the fire. According to Myers, the building needs a lot of renovation to be up to specifications for animal rescue, and the current tenants are still in the process of vacating the building. However, Myers is optimistic that this is an opportunity to design the best shelter possible.

“We want a shelter design that is going to be best for the animals,” Myers said.

Even though the building has been found, it will still be “at least a couple of months” before it can be used as an animal shelter, so the temporary building will remain the shelter’s place of operation for now.

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