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Wolfe County Animal Shelter In Need Of Major Help After Flooding

Posted at 1:33 PM, Feb 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-26 14:50:22-05

WOLFE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – The Wolfe County Animal Shelter is in desperate need of help after flood waters surrounded their building and even seeped through the doors.

The animal shelter posted on their Facebook page early Sunday morning that water breached the doors and was continuing to rise. The post said an animal control officer and volunteer stayed at the shelter through the early morning hours in case any dogs needed to be evacuated.

The group posted an update later saying that a dog and her puppies were evacuated. The rest were said to be safe, but the shelter suffered a lot of damage from the flooding.

A Facebook post says they are in desperate need of rescues for the animals at the shelter because flood clean-up could be harmful to them.

Shelter leaders are also asking for donations. You can donate money or supplies such as paper towels, Lysol, Clorox, dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent, Clorox wipes or gloves.

Checks can be mailed to 191 Swift Camp Creek Road, Campton 41301.

You can also donate to their Gofundme page by clicking here.

For more information on adopting or fostering a dog at the shelter, you can give them a call at (606) 662-9330 or e-mail

The shelter expects a massive cleanup effort will be needed in the coming days.