Please note: In response to COVID-19, at this time we are not able to accept used household items with the exception of linens, towels and blankets that have been freshly laundered. Thank you for your understanding! We are unable to take bed pillows, couch cushions, electric blankets and extremely large comforters.

You can do your part for Lexington Humane Society by donating an item from our Wish List. Our furry friends rely on the compassion and generosity of you, the community, and we couldn't continue our mission without your support.

As the largest adoption agency in Central KY we rely on the kindness of the community to support us in our efforts to provide love and care to abandoned animals.

Our life-saving programs are solely reliant on private donations and community support. While cash donations are best since we can purchase food and supplies at a nonprofit discount, there are many items that we use daily and are happy to have donated.

In our efforts to "go green" and help the environment for our two and four-legged friends, we are no longer using shredded paper or newspapers for cage or catbox liners. We therefore are not in need of paper or newspaper donations. We appreciate your efforts and support! Please see below for other items that can help our furry friends.

Click here to check out our Amazon Wishlist and purchase items to be sent directly to LHS!
Using Google Chrome? Click here to install Smilematic, a free Chrome extension that will automatically turn your everyday Amazon purchases into AmazonSmile donations!
Interested in using AmazonSmile in the mobile app? Click here to learn how!

Currently Our Greatest Needs Are:

Cash Donations. As a 501(c)3 organization, we are able to purchase supplies at a nonprofit discount and make each dollar go further. 


  • Large, sturdy toys for big dogs, such as squeaky toys
  • Peanut butter
  • Nylon dog leashes
  • Soft canine training treats, such as Moist and Meaty


  • Unscented cat litter (clumping and nonclumping)
  • Canned tuna (in water only, please) and canned sardines
  • Cat toys
  • Litter Boxes


  • Towels and Flat sheets (not fitted)
  • Small animal pet food and bedding (no cedar bedding, please)
  • Timothy hay/Alfalfa for small animals 
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Paper towels
  • Flat sheets (not fitted), towels, hand towels, or thin blankets
  • Gas cards or other gift cards
  • High-grade AA and AAA Batteries
  • HE (High Efficiency) laundry detergent
  • Tall kitchen drawstring trash bags
  • Copy paper
  • Liquid bleach
  • Paper towels
  • Gently used laptops running Windows 7 or better
  • Generator

*All LHS animals are fed a consistent, nutritious diet of SPORTMix brand food. LHS feeds Southern States’ SPORTMix brand exclusively.
To protect the health of our animals we request that any used animal items be thoroughly disinfected prior to donation.

We encourage you to give us a call at (859) 233-0044 x 238 with any questions regarding possible item donations prior to visiting.   

Donations are accepted 7 days a week on the Lexington Humane Society Campus:

Monday - Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm in the Administration Bldg.

Monday - Thursday, Saturday 12:00pm - 6:00, Friday 12:00pm - 7:00 in the Adoption Center

Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm in the Adoption Center

Thank You for Your Support!

Looking for other ways to give? Click here to check out additional donation opportunities.