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Humane society seeking funds to upgrade

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HOPKINS CO., KY (WFIE) -

The Hopkins County Humane Society is hoping to receive some $20,000 from the Fiscal Court.

Officials say $12,000 would be used to turn the old shelter location into a 10-day quarantine facility to separate sick animals from the healthy ones.

And $8,000 would be used to create a surgery center spay neuter clinic at the new location, only the 3rd of its kind in Kentucky.

"According to our information, there are only two other shelters in the state of Kentucky that offer a spay and neuter within the shelter. That's in Louisville and Lexington. So in our knowledge, we would be the third in the state to offer this service. Be able to provide a high quality product to the community. A health adoptable spayed and neutered animal," says Humane Society President Jack Merrill.

Officials say this could be a long-term fix to the animal control problem in Hopkins County.

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