FRANKFORT, Ky. (FOX 56) — After bourbon raffles and a lot of community support, the new Franklin County Humane Society building stands as a symbol of animal welfare.

With more space for the animals to play and socialize while waiting for a new home, staff with the Franklin County Humane Society are celebrating the new building. Past board president Sam Marcus said this was a huge need, especially with the previous building being on a flood plain.

“It’s pretty exciting, you know? I mean, we’re all a bit of, wow, this is really happening, you know? There have been so many milestones along the way. Now the big one is we’re moving animals,” Marcus said.

When it comes to moving the animals, shelter staff are asking for the public’s help to move supplies and animals to the new building on Saturday, June 10.


Ethan Branscum of Ethan’s Rescue Pet Project is a huge advocate for animal welfare, and the young man was thrilled to have a chance to walk through the new facility.

“I just really like to say thank you to all the people who helped make this place possible. I mean, this is amazing. This is a perfect place for animals to play and well, get adopted,” Branscum said.

Adoption is exactly what the 10-year-old advocate is pushing for.


“This shelter’s amazing, but it can never provide the things that you can by bringing a dog home and welcoming them to your family,” Branscum said.

If you’d like to help with the big move-in, you can find information by following this link.