Special to the Times-Tribune
Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter in Rockholds has been selected by the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) to participate in The Carroll Petrie Foundation Dog Rescue Project, a new $1 million initiative that will fund much-needed treatments and services for shelter dogs and puppies at municipal animal sheltering organizations, ultimately preparing them for transport from overcrowded shelters to give them the best chance of finding permanent, loving homes. The project is being made possible thanks to a generous donation from Mrs. Carroll Petrie, a respected international philanthropist.
“This will be saving thousands of lives,” said Deanna Myers, director. “It will enable us to find reputable rescue groups to help save lives across the United States, and to help make lasting bonds with other people who share the same goals as the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter, to put more animals into loving homes.”
The shelter will use the funding to help with gas for transportation, rabies and other vaccinations, or spaying and neutering.
“From September 2012 to December 2012, we have already saved 722 dogs and puppies from this grant,” said Myers.
The ASPCA, through The Carroll Petrie Foundation Dog Rescue Project, aims to save 16,600 dogs through a per dog or puppy subsidy for each animal transferred out through the following types of programs:
—Transfer to rescue groups
—Transfer to other shelters
—Adoptions through “Foster Adoption Ambassador” programs
—Adoptions through permanent off-site partner locations
The subsidy per dog or puppy can be used for anything from crates and gasoline purchases for transport vehicles to “make-ready” veterinary services for the dogs (i.e. spay/neuter, health certificates, vaccines) that will prepare them to leave the shelter. The subsidy will only apply to lives saved above and beyond each participating group’s previous year’s numbers.
For more information about the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter, visit www.knoxwhitleyanimalshelter.com or call 606-526-6925.
Special to the Times-Tribune
Local woman vyes for Miss Kentucky crown
A Williamsburg woman is among the 32 contestants representing local scholarship pageants from across the state who will vye for the title of Miss Kentucky 2014.
Elks Lodge hosts Flag Day ceremony
Tri-County Elks Lodge #2826 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America hosted a Flag Day ceremony Saturday, June 14.
Flying across Sheltowee
There was a brief burst of laughter as they all joked about signing their lives away, but there was also a hint of nervousness about it.
Masters elected Legion Auxiliary 88 president
Rose Masters (left) accepts her president’s gavel from Department of Kentucky Past President Brenda Berry during the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 88’s June meeting.
Andrew Pennington, 24, born and raised in Corbin, was also born into the retail business, with his parents, Tim and Sarah Pennington, operating the Pennington Block Company.
The life and death of Nelda
Nelda Lambert Barton-Collings passed away Friday, and, according to U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers, “Kentucky has lost a true jewel.”
- Storm Damage June 10, 2014 Damage reports came from all across the Tri-County area after Tuesday’s storms swept through southeast Kentucky and northeast Tennessee.
Going for the Gold
Tisha Duncan received a gold medal at Saturday’s slalom event. Neither she, the spectators, nor those waiting at the finish line seemed to notice or even care that it took her a whopping 78 seconds to get there or that her feet never once touched the ground.
KPA intern joins the Times-Tribune staff
Kristina Smith has joined the Times-Tribune staff this summer as an intern through the Kentucky Press Association.
Selling Safety Through Magic
Long before the days of email, smart phones and social media, one Kentucky State Police pioneer was blazing a trail using innovation and outside-the-box thinking to spread safety messages throughout Kentucky.
- More Features Headlines
- Local woman vyes for Miss Kentucky crown