POWELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– The Powell County Animal Shelter needs help after being inundated with cats and dogs this weekend.
Over 20 cats and ten dogs were turned in to the Powell County Animal Shelter since Friday. Most of the animals were put in an Animal Control Officer’s truck overnight.
“All of those came in Monday morning, before I even got here. So I walked in and we were just flooded,” said shelter assistant Teresa Stidham.
Stidham cares for the animals every day and says that with the number of cats and dogs they have right now, the shelter is overwhelmed.
“Especially when you have the puppies and the kittens, because they make such a mess and you can spend the whole day just working on a few of the puppies and kittens because they just need so much attention,” said Stidham.
She is asking the community to help the shelter by adopting or fostering the cats or dogs so they don’t have to euthanize any animals.
“We would like to see maybe 20 more cats placed. And dogs, we would like to have 10 or 12 placed to help us get back to kind of normal,” she said.
If you would like to help but cannot adopt or foster, call the animal shelter at (606) 663-4998 to find out how to donate supplies.