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Feb 22, 2013 6:24 AM

Frankfort Animal Shelter Dealing With Overcrowding

The Franklin County Humane Society is dealing with a serious overcrowding issue at its shelter.

It's so bad, workers have had to put dogs in hallways, closets and outdoor kennels.

Last August, the shelter took in 20 abused dogs after police seized them from Sandra and William Coy. Then in January, the shelter received 16 more dogs after another seizure. Since both cases are still making their way through the court system, nobody can adopt these 36 dogs. Combined with the normal population at the kennel, this has created a major overcrowding problem.

"Comfortably, we can house 50 dogs. But right now the inventory this morning showed just over 70."Lauren Bailey said Thursday.

Shelter workers say they need people willing to adopt animals, and also food, blankets and volunteers.

If you want to help out, you can find more information HERE.


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