WKU Public Radio News Staff
Tue February 19, 2013
Animal Lovers Protest Outside Central Kentucky Shelter
Concerned citizens protested Tuesday morning outside the Taylor County animal shelter. The shelter will be closed to the public in April, and will instead, become a holding facility. Animals won’t be available for adoption by the public. Instead they will be transferred to other county shelters after spending one day in the holding facility.
Harry Reif is president of the Taylor County SPCA. He, among others, is looking for answers.
"It's Taylor county tax money that pays for the shelter, and the people of Taylor county feel they should have a voice in how it's operated and what the facility is used for," suggests Reif.
Reif says the decision will burden the surrounding counties of Larue, Green, Russell, and Casey. Animal advocates dispute the claim by the county judge-executive that the move will save Taylor county thousands of dollars.