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Woodford County Animal Shelter Suffers $8,000 to $10,000 Worth Of Storm Damage

Posted at 9:30 PM, Jul 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-22 21:30:35-04

WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – A local animal shelter is struggling to get back on its feet after Friday’s storms.

The high winds and heavy rain caused a lot of damage at the Woodford County Humane Society.

The severe weather left behind broken fences at the animal shelter, knocking out half of the dog play yards.

‘We use these yards every single day, every dog gets to go out and exercise, go to the bathroom, just run off some energy,” said Beth Oleson.

They spent the whole day yesterday cleaning up the property, but they know the work has just begun.

“This yard has a totally broken fence. And the little thing with the tree coming through it, the remains of that tree you can see at the back of the fence back there, this one is laying down,” said Beth Oleson.

The shelter says it could be anywhere from $8-10,000 to fix everything.

And now they need the community’s help to recover.

“If anyone is interested in helping from a tree removal professional, or a fencing repair professional perspective, we would love to have people come out and take a look at the damage,” said Beth Oleson.

They say although the property has a lot of damage. It could have been worse.

“We have trees all around the property, that could have taken out our roof, that could have damaged our dog kennels, and we did get lucky in that regard. So we are definitely thankful that that’s the case,” said Beth Oleson.