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Clark County Animal Shelter in need of help, donations

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Posted at 10:05 PM, Oct 24, 2019

WINCHESTER, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Clark County Animal Shelter is in desperate need of your help after receiving over thirty cats from a hoarding type of situation. The shelter says based on the average number of cats they take in on a week, they need to adopt out about 20 cats by the weekend to avoid euthanasia.

Earlier this week, the shelter received over 30 cats from another rescue, that just had too many cats.

"There's probably 35 cats in there that are available for adoption at this moment," said Shelter Director Adreanna Wills. "Then there's probably another 20-25 more that are going to be ready by the weekend."

Since the Clark County Shelter took the extra cats, it's overcrowded and understaffed. "Time is not something that's on our side in this situation because we are out of space. So, we're fighting with that and just in general, just the extra man power and time and resources that it takes," Wills said.

Even though a few cats have been adopted already, more came in. So now, the shelter is asking the public for monetary donations, food or kitty litter. "Disposable litter boxes are a big help as well because if we have ones that are sick or have something that they're being treated for, then we need to be able to toss those out once they're well," Wills said.

The shelter has lowered the adoption fee to $25. Each cat is spayed or neutered, vaccinated, parasite free and microchipped.