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Dogs saved from shelter fire found homes; donations needed

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WOODBINE, Ky. (AP) - A volunteer with the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter that burned down on Friday night says all of the 21 dogs that made it out have found a home. But the nonprofit that runs the shelter could use donations to help rebuild.

Theresa Martin said they do not yet know what caused the fire that killed one dog and 34 cats. Another dog is missing and presumed dead.

Martin said the dogs were penned in a horseshoe shape around the edge of the building. The cats were in an interior room and firefighters had just begun to bring them out when the shelter roof collapsed. They were able to rescue only three cats.

Martin said those wanting to donate to the shelter should do so through the group's official Facebook page.

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If you would like to donate to the shelter to help it recover, visit the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter Facebook page for more information.

This is the shelter's contact information according to their website:

Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter
3100 Meadow Creek Rd
Rockholds, KY, 40759
(606) 526-6925 or (606) 546-2815
Email: kwasonline@yahoo.com