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Jessamine Co. Animal Shelter Needs Donations

Posted at 4:27 PM, Jan 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-25 18:27:52-05

JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– Jessamine County Animal Care and Control needs help after a large influx of animals came in. They are running low on wet food and supplies.

They say that they’re happy to bring in the critters from the cold, but now they’re struggling to keep their needs met.

“Obviously, the population is increasing in Jessamine County, but we’re also seeing a lot of owner surrenders,” said Timothy Brown with Jessamine County Animal Care and Control.

Post-Christmas, it’s not out of the ordinary to see a decline in donations, but with about 200 more animals than usual coming into their shelter within the past year, their usual supplies are stretched and thin.

“We’re just really trying to get stocked back up, that way when the next wave comes in we’re ready for them,” said Brown.

The folks here at the shelter aren’t picky. Drop off any brand of wet food or supplies and it will be much appreciated.

Donations can be dropped off any time Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

The ultimate way to help is to adopt.

“We always encourage people to adopt, make sure it’s an animal you want …but yes, we always encourage people to adopt,” said Brown.

The Jessamine County Animal Shelter is located at 120 Fairground Way in Nicholasville.