There are many ways you can help the Lexington Humane Society, your pet, the community, and yourself!
Opt To Adopt
When looking for a new pet, opt to adopt one of the thousands of homeless pets LHS cares for every year. By adopting, you not only get a new best friend and devoted lifelong companion, but you help us to save even more lives.
All our animals are already spayed/neutered, 25% are purebred, many are already house-trained, and we also have many small or exotic animals.
The life-saving work LHS does is reliant on the generous donations of individuals and businesses. Every year our needs are greater as we work to save more animals and expand our community-based programs.
LHS’s invaluable volunteers help with adoptions, pet partnering, special events, yard work, light office work, doggie banks, and much more. Become a part of our life-saving volunteer team!
Sometimes LHS receives animals that are too young or sick to go up for adoption and in need of a temporary home environment for special attention and TLC. Foster care is an extremely rewarding way of donating time in the comfort of your own home while giving an animal a second chance at life.
Be a Responsible Pet Owner
Spay or neuter your pet
Every year, millions of homeless and unwanted dogs and cats are tragically euthanized in the U.S. due to overpopulation.
Do your part and always spay/neuter your pets! For information on Spay’sTheWay, LHS’s free and low-cost spay/neuter program for dogs, cats, and bunnies, click here.
License your pet
Licensing your pet in Fayette County is not only the law, but the right thing to do. Licensing revenue supports critical animal care and control services in the community including cruelty investigations, stray animal pickup, and return-to-owner services.
Make regular vet appointments
Proper vet care helps maintain the health of your pet and protects the community from the spread of animal diseases and parasites. State law requires that cats and dogs (over 4 months) are current on rabies vaccinations and wear a rabies tag at all times. Talk to your veterinarian about other yearly vaccinations and parasite control.
Microchip your pet
Nationwide, only about 30% of lost dogs and 2-5% of lost cats are reunited with their worried owners partly because they were not wearing ID. You can improve your pet’s chance of being reunited by making sure he or she has a permanent microchip ID. A uniquely coded microchip is injected under your pet’s skin providing your contact information when scanned at animal shelters and vet hospitals.
For information on getting your pet microchipped, click here.
Keep your dog on a leash
Fayette County has a leash law for dogs; make sure your best friend is secure on a leash or behind a fence at all times to prevent an accident.
Report Animal Abuse
If you witness suspected abuse or mistreatment of an animal in Fayette County, please contact Lexington-Fayette Animal Care & Control, LLC immediately at (859) 255-9033. Your information can be kept confidential. For more information, click here.