Paducah-McCracken Animal Task Force Rules Out Current Facility

Mar 18, 2014

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The Paducah-McCracken County Animal Shelter task force says the current facility won’t meet the community’s needs. At a meeting last night the Animal Shelter Taskforce detailed its plans for moving forward.

Chairperson Dr. Tim Davis said the current facility is not in the condition to house animals. “I wrote a proposal for a new shelter and gave it to the judge today,” said Davis.

In the interim the task force recommended the shelter institute recommendations from the Kentucky Humane Society to upgrade the current facility’s electrical work, add new covered holding pens and install larger kennels for the cats and heating improvements.

There are several companies offering to donate work and offer reduced prices to make the changes. The board also expects volunteers will help with the work.

The McCracken County Humane Society gave a proposal to the committee to take over operations. Committee members, who the humane society is a part of, are studying the details of any potential contract.

The details were not released but they say the county and city will have to agree in order for the McCracken County Human Society to take over operations. Also, the board plans to look more into the cost of a new facility.

The task force will meet on March 31st at 4:30 p.m. to discuss more options concerning a new building or partnering with the Humane Society.