groups of animals clean shelters in tornado-affected areas | Kentucky News

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky Humane Society of Louisville is coordinating with other animal groups to remove pets from shelters in areas affected by deadly tornadoes last week.

The Humane Society is taking animals that were in the Mayfield-Graves County Animal Shelter before the storm. The Humane Society has said on its website that it wants to make room for incoming stray pets to the Mayfield shelter so that owners can be reunited with them and staff can focus on the needs of the community.

The Paris, Kentucky Society for the Protection of Animals and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals were helping transport the animals to the Humane Society.

The Kentucky Humane Society said it is turning its main facility into a temporary emergency center for shelter animals in tornado-affected areas.

The Brandywine Valley SPCA was taking dogs and cats that were at the Humane Society of Louisville to shelters in Pennsylvania and Delaware for adoption, the website said. And the ASPCA is taking cats to shelters in Massachusetts and dogs to an emergency shelter outside affected communities.

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