The animal shelter in Franklin Co, Ky flooded this week and all of the over 100 animals had to be evacuated. I volunteered Wed to help walk dogs and clean crates. In the over two hours that other volunteers and I were at the borrowed park location, some of the dogs still had not been let out.
The animals are finally returning to the shelter this weekend. However, this was not a one time occurrence. The building, located beside the river, floods at least once a year. Obviously, a decent structure for an animal shelter is not the #1 priority of the Frankfort/Franklin Co. local government. Likewise in Paris, Bourbon Co, the soccer and baseball fields, set beside the creek, flood at least annually, costing thousands to repair. Wouldn’t it make more fiscal sense to put facilities such as these somewhere other than a floodplain?
In these sorry economic times, it seems common sense still takes a backseat to politics.