Operations At Franklin Humane Society Near Normal Following Spring Flood
Work continues to reach normal operation at the Franklin County Humane Society. The shelter, situated not far from the Kentucky River, flooded in early March.
Shelter Director Kerry Lowary says 64 animals and equipment were moved out. Lowary said it wasn’t a first.
“The shelter has flooded at least six times since it was occupied in 1969,” said Lowary.
With the help of local government funding and private giving, plans call for constructing a new animal shelter on much higher ground in Frankfort. Lowary noted it will provide enough room for sheltering and a spay and neuter operation. “The new building is designed to, first of all, really meet the standards for animal sheltering now, versus the building we’re in now which is too small for what we do,” said Lowary.
Lowary said there was a spike in giving following the flood to support construction of the new humane society facility in Frankfort. She noted there are ongoing discussions with the corporate sector including local distilleries. Lowary added the hope is to break ground this fall.
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