The last dog goes home/photo from shelter Facebook page
The last adoptable pet at the Christian County Animal Shelter went home Saturday afternoon, clearing the building for when business resumes on a somewhat normal basis in the coming days.
There were 225 cats and dogs at the shelter Monday morning when about half the building was severely damaged by fire. Shelter Director Irene Grace and her staff spent the last several days using Facebook and the media to get the word out that they needed to get every adoptable pet in a permanent or foster home as soon as possible. Saturday began with 10 dogs left and that number was at zero by 2 p.m. when a woman and little girl adopted the last one in a photo that quickly gained popularity online.
Ms. Grace says she knew they’d be operating in basically half of a building for the foreseeable future so it was important to find homes for those animals very quickly. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday and the shelter will continue posting all new cats and dogs on its Petfinder and Facebook pages.
Early stages of repair work will also begin in the coming days.
People and organizations from across the country have donated money and supplies and citizens from across the area have come to the shelter to adopt or foster.