by Michaela Miller
Barbourville Nursing home residents had a little extra company on Friday. The Knox-Whitley animal shelter hosted an adoption event at the nursing home where the residents got to play with the animals while they were also up for adoption.
“We brought three dogs today and one got adopted,” said Brandi White, a volunteer for the Animal Shelter, Friday at the event. The nursing home was also thinking of adopting Friday.
“We have been considering it,” said Shannon Glenn, who works at the nursing home. “We already have a cat who roams the halls here and the residents love it.”
The cat goes where it pleases in the nursing home and is fond of certain places. “She likes to go into one resident’s room in particular,” said Glenn. “The lady who lives there loves it.”
While the nursing home is still deciding about adopting a dog, the residents enjoyed spending time with them on Friday. “Yeah, I like them a lot,” said one of the residents when being asked if she enjoys having the pets around.
The Knox-Whitley animal shelter participates in multiple events as they were at the Redbud Festival and had many adoptions there.
The shelter is currently successful and the facility is twice as big as it used to be. Volunteers and donations are always needed.